Last modified: 04/21/14
Volkswagen’s best-selling U.S. model will get a freshening in 2014 for the 2015 model year, featuring a new fenders, grille, and bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights for higher trim levels. The interior gets a redesigned instrument cluster and display screen.
Under the Jetta’s skin, however, the changes are more significant. Engineers strengthened the front end structure of the Jetta to perform better on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small-overlap crash test, which simulates a collision in which the corner of a car is sheared by an object like a tree or pole.
VW also added a slew of optional safety features, such as blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and parking distance warning.
Cars equipped with a gasoline engine will get the same or slightly better fuel economy. The freshened Jetta will get VW’s new EA288 diesel engine, a four-cylinder 2-liter engine that will deliver an estimated 37 mpg in combined city-highway driving, up from 34 mpg for the outgoing 2-liter diesel.
|Segment: Compact||Powertrain: Conventional (gasoline)|
|Release Year: 2014||New Product Category: Freshen |
|Drive: FWD|| |