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2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Very elegant and very grown up

16.06.2010 / The new 2011 VW Jetta has been unveiled at Times Square in New York, featuring a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of petrol and diesel engines yet.
The new 2011 Jetta is much larger and more upscale than the 2010 model, and is expected to cost around 15.900 $ in the loaded version when it arrives in October 2010.

Drawing inspiration from the popular NCC (New Compact Coup?©) concept car which made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the new Jetta was styled under the leadership of Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand. Every panel is new with precise, clean lines lending the Jetta an elegant appearance that marks the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen design language.

The fresh styling and acute attention to detail continues inside the Jetta. An all-new dashboard featuring subtle aluminium highlights sits ahead of a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel. Every Jetta will feature an integrated multifunction display, air conditioning and a CD stereo system. Available as an option will be touchscreen satellite navigation.

As with the outgoing Jetta, the new car mixes the practicality of being able to seat five adults with a large, 510 litre loadspace and a comprehensive range of standard safety features including six airbags,ABS and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP).

The overall length of the Jetta has grown by 90 mm to measure 4,644 mm. In addition, the wheelbase has also been extended to 2,648 mm, an increase of 70 mm, resulting in 67 mm greater legroom for rear seat passengers.

Powering the new Jetta is a range of advanced petrol and diesel forced induction engines. New to the Jetta is the 1.2-litre TSI engine producing 105 PS while the twincharged 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine mixing performance and economy is added to the range. The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS and 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS continue unchanged. Diesel options consist of a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS and a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS engine.

In Egypt the 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS will surely be the bestseller, while the 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS will be the bestseller in the Gulf region. With customer becoming more an more aware of the diesel engine benefits, it is expected that the diesel engines will play an important role in the 2011 Jetta in the Middle Eastern markets for the first time.

I personally would chose the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS as my favorite.

BlueMotion Technology modifications including Start/Stop and battery regeneration will be made available linked to the 1.2-litre TSI and the 1.6-litreTDI engines. The changes allow the 1.2-litre TSI version to achieve 53.2 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 123 g/km of CO2. The 1.6-litre TDI variant is capable of returning 68 mpg and emits just 109 g/km of carbon dioxide.

The original Jetta was launched in Germany in 1979 with over 9.6 million vehicles sold with the nameplate since then.

Sustained popularity in the US market has led the Jetta to become the biggest selling German saloon car in North America where it accounts for 110,000 sales every year.

Sales of the new Jetta will commence in October 2010 while the exact prices and specifications being announced nearer this time.

But with an expected price-tag of around US $ 15.900 for a nicely loaded version, and with the current annual customs-discounts in mind, the new 2011 Jetta should not cost more than 130.000 LE to
140.000 LE in Egypt.


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Readers Comments:

Mohamed from cairo - Egypt wrote:
I am woundering when it would be available to sell in Egypt cause till now no one know's when it would be launched in the Egyption market

Editors response:
Until today (15.06.2011) the VW and Audi dealer in Egypt (Egyptian Automotive Company) is still placing print advertisement of the old-shaped 2010 VW Jetta in the large newspapers, and claiming it is a 2011 model. Very strange and misleading indeed.

Amr Abbas from Cairo - Egypt wrote:

First I would like to thank you for your great articles.

I am very interested in the 2011 Jetta but I have some concerns with the fuel type in Egypt.

I have searched the internet for this issue and found some reviews that recommend the fuel type NOS 95 for the 1.4 TSI engine but due to its high price in Egypt some people would prefer to use NOS 92 although it would decrease the performance and consume more fuel but could it also be affecting the engine?

Best regards
Amr Abbas

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