Volkswagen Jetta launched by Volkswagen in India

Volkswagen Jetta launched by premere car company Volkswagen in India .The Volkswagen Jetta comes with three variants and 2 engines in India ,Trendline and Comfortline.The design of the Jetta mostly sticks to the model being sold abroad. The first is a 1.6 litre petrol and the second a 1.9 litre diesel pump deuse engine. At the current price, Volkswagen Jetta will compete with the Honda Civic, the lower models of the Skoda and the Camry.The cheapest Jetta 1.6L starts at 12.97 lakhs (petrol, Delhi), the Jetta Trendline diesel is priced at 13.22 lakh while the high end version, the 1.9 diesel TDI Comfortline model with DSG automatic transmission.The Volkswagen Jetta can reach a top speed of 187 kmph.

The Jetta will come in 2 versions Trendline and Comfortline.The Jetta has a sporty radiator grille, elegant chrome trim on the side windows (Comfortline) and colour-keyed bumpers, door handles and door mirror housings with integral twin signals. The petrol Trendline Jetta comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the higher version – diesel Comfortline – will sport a six-speed automatic gearshift. The petrol Jetta, claims Volkswagen, can accelerate from standstill to 100 kmph in just 12.2 seconds, while the diesel Jetta will reach the same speed in 11.8 seconds.There are arm rests in the front as well as the rear, a quiet comfort while you go on long drives. The retractable armrests have thoughtfully-integrated storage space and cupholders.Airbags are standard in the Volkswagen Jetta, though the full set of eight airbags are reserved for the higher diesel Comfortline model only.

Functions like opening and closing windows, boot etc can be done with a remote control in the Jetta. The interiors are spacious and the glove box come with a cooling facility. The VW Jetta’s digital display gives information about average speed, fuel consumption and range. The Jetta boot can hold a total of 527 litres.

The Jetta has 2 AC vents at the rear too, besides 2-zone climate control. For added convenience, the Jetta incorporates coming-home and leaving-home lighting and rain sensors on windshields.

Safety features of Jetta,starts with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and the Electronic Stabilisation Program with steering assist. The car comes with a built-in anti-theft system.

Because ,components of Jetta are imported from Mexico and assembled at Skoda’s Aurangabad factory Jetta seems tobe over priced. Once Volkswagen completes its Chakan plant and start sourcing spares from Indian suppliers, the Jetta can be priced lower to offer strong competition in the Rs 9 lakh- Rs 11 lakh segment.

Volkswagen Jetta will cost at Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).

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