New Jetta Visits Sydney's Motor Show
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The new Volkswagen Jetta
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17th October, 2005
The New Jetta has just been launched in Europe. Jetta is a sporty but elegant compact sedan and will be a great value proposition, suiting the Australian market demand for exiting, dynamic products but with the practicality for many a varied lifestyle.
As an example of the standard features to be expected, the Jetta will include dual zone automatic air conditioning, electro-mechanical power steering, power windows, central locking with remote control, electrically adjusted and heated door mirrors, rear parking sensors, automatic dimming rear view mirror, rain sensing windscreen wipers, alloy wheels, cruise control and multi-function leather steering wheel.
The new Jetta is 4.55 metres long, the width is 1.78 metres, the height 1.46 metres and the wheelbase have been increased to 2.58 metres. The additional room mainly benefits the rear passengers, who gain an extra 6.5 centimetres of legroom and the boot, which has a load capacity of a massive 527 litres.
The list of safety features is impressive. With Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) as standard. Jetta has LED taillights which provide considerably better illumination than conventional taillights. Other safety advantages include faster response, lower energy airbags (6 in total). All seats have head restraints and three-point belts. In the front, active head restraints, belt tensioners and belt force limiters are used.
Engines and Transmissions
Volkswagen will offer the new Jetta with three four-cylinder engines – two petrol: 2.0 FSI/110 kW and 2.0 FSI Turbo/147 kW and one diesel: 2.0 TDI/103 kW.
Both the 2.0 FSI and 2.0 TDI will be standard with a 6 speed manual transmission. The 2.0 TDI will be available with the highly efficient and sporty DSG double-clutch gearbox as an option. DSG will be standard with the 2.0 FSI Turbo engine. A six-speed automatic gearbox will also be available as an option for the 2.0 FSI.
With a significant gain in comfort and space, a greatly improved chassis with improved driving dynamics and a choice of powerful and economical engine and gearbox packages, the new Jetta will appeal to customers who appreciate sporty driving properties, a generous amount of space and a sophisticated design.
The new Jetta is currently on display at Sydney's 2005 Australian International Motor Show and it will be launched on the Australian market in February 2006.
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