While the last generation Jetta was suppose to start Volkswagen’s takeover plan of the North American market, it, along with Passat, did not live up to that plan. The Jetta was simply boring and VW clearly had cut corners. VW does not look to be playing around this time, however.
The 2019 Jetta looks better is about every way. Gone is the slab-sided profile and in is a strong character line that starts with a side vent. The front and rear ends are more remarkable and follow VW’s updated design theme.
The interior design is also rather sporty with the center console is shifted towards the driver. The interior also offers a panoramic roof.
VW’s MQB platform can now be found underneath. The Jetta will powered by the 1.4L TSI engine. The engine can paired with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. The Jetta is also longer, growing its wheelbase to 105.7 inches.
The Jetta will come standard or offered with the latest safety technology including lane assist, blind spot monitoring, high beam control, among others.
Even with all these improvements, the 2019 Jetta is cheaper than the outgoing model with pricing starting at $18,545. This follows VW’s recent price cuts of its models to gain market share.
Look for the all-new Jetta to hit lots later this year.