Past cars - 94 T-red Jetta GLX VR6 W.Ed. manual, 05 T-red GTI 1.8T manual
Family - 07 Jetta 2.5S manual, 07 Passat 2.0T Manual, 09 Tiguan S
All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment.
The 2.0 is a winner only if it offers class-leading fuel economy. VW had a non-turbo 2.0 direct-injected engine in Europe which would do that, but somehow I doubt that's what we'll get getting.
This car is being built in Tennessee, right?
I find it curious that the photos and video were shot in Japan.
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So um. With the new dimensions, isn't this just a new Passat with a lower price point?
I would love to see the whole NA product planning picture, and what segments they are targeting with which vehicles.
viva la 2.0
But yes I assume this is a non-turbo version of the mk5's 2.0 FSI rather than the ol' ABA/AEG straight-outta-'99 8-valve we know & love so much
(fvck you haters! )
Sad to see the Jetta mk6 will not share a platform with the Golf for the 1st time ever ... and bigger, great .. guess it's all part of VWoA's NMS market-research, though.
As a non-Jetta fan, I'm just happy the TDI finally made it into the Golf again.
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I was really excited to see/hear about the MKVI Jetta. However, just like when the MKV debuted, it's gonna take me some getting used to
And for all the haters bitchin' about the 2.0...I'm sure they've never even driven a MKIV Jetta powered by one. IMO they're reliable, efficient, and cheap to maintain. What more could you want from a BASE engine?
North americans just have to get their heads out of the sand!
What does VW offer Europeans?
Downsized engines with turbo (and compressor). A 1,4L offers basically the same power (hp and torque) as the old VR6 with great milage. Why stay in the olden days when technology is moving on.
From the press release: "Jetta, delivering style, precision German engineering..."
If this 2,0L turns out to be the old one from the 90's, I will be very disappointed in VW. And it will for sure not be precision engineering, whatever country it is from.
Do engine designs get less precise with age? Is my Air-cooler less precise than it was 40 years ago?
The engine is dated, yes. You can dislike it all you want, it's a base engine for people looking almost exclusively at the bottom line. If you like the car and hate the 2.0, just get the 5, TDi or the turbo. What's the difference to you?
Had a great time today, got to meet Katy Perry again, lovely person. Overall the new Jetta is great looking in person. The styling is very low key but the lines are smooth and crisp. Every body panel of the new Jetta flows so well into the other. Can't wait to see one bagged out on Rotiforms!
I like the exterior a lot. Sure it's boring and forgettable but it has nice lines that will age well.
The interior looks better than the leaked one. The center stack with the HVAC controls bothers me. I don't like how it is receded into the panel, it seems poorly designed. I'm nitpicking, but it brings flashbacks of cheapo 90's Japaneses interiors.
The model is larger than the MK5 because they added length to the backseats. I always had people complain about rear space in older generation Jettas, and this will help the Jetta appeal to the masses. It might be a little too big for my taste however...
Finally, I just don't understand the rational for reviving the old 2.0. Obviously VW is trying to keep the price down, but the 2.0 can't be that much cheaper than using the 2.5 or the old 1.8t. It's also not an efficient engine, which is the entire point of a base model.
The 115hp 2.0 is rated 28 mpg combined - that's 1 mpg shy of a Corolla and Civic, and 4mpg better than the MK4 with the 2.0. It also says the 2.0 is a "new engine".
I didn't read the whole VWvortex article but read another release and apparently the old beam rear suspension is coming back too except on the GLI? Talk about taking a step back. I was really looking foward to a MKVI chassis based Jetta coupe, I thought that would be cool. Hopefully VW offers a smaller sedan or brings the Polo over or something. VW keeps teasing me with cool concepts ( Jetta Coupe, all the sports car concepts) and then making cool cars and not bringing them to the USA (Golf R, Scirocco, Polo)
the 2.0L could be based on the 2.5L, with a cylinder lopped off.
since us owners with direct injection are concerned with the inevitable clogged intake manifolds... the last thing VW needs is that type of costly maintenance concerns for the volume model.
2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
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