'13 changes were posted on the askavwsalesguy blog. Things that stood out to me:
S Trims add:
4-wheel discs (we already knew this)
SE Trims add:
Adjustable front center armrest
Power driver & passenger seat recline
Chrome front grille & window trim
Chrome window, mirror controls, & accents
Decorative metallic inserts
...so glad that they added these features. The all-black grilles were pretty bland for a mid-trim.
SEL Trims add:
Sport comfort front seats (2-tone beige)
“Iridium” decorative insert
Soft touch dashboard
6-way power driver seat
TDI Premium w/ Nav Trims add:
17” Joda alloy wheels w/ all-season tires
6-way power driver seat
Also, Moonrock Silver Metallic is replacing White Gold. In pictures, it looks more like Polar Silver from the 80s or Desert Wind from the 90s, so I'm OK with that. White Gold was too much like silver in some light, IMHO, so I'm not sad to see it replaced by Moonrock.
There's no mention of upgrades to interior plastics, but again, I'm not sure that this would be listed as an "option" or feature, so we'll have to save final verdicts until the '13 models start showing up on lots. Looks like ESP off is GLI-exclusive, that the TDI was denied a soft dash, and that the current SEL premium has essentially become the regular SEL, minus the garish black-accent Joda.
See the full list of features here http://askavwsalesguy.com/blog/2012/...dan-specs.html
Didn't know Moonrock was already available. Here's a 2012 S:
Last edited by mediumbluemetalic; 04-26-2012 at 10:35 AM.
Lol they shouldn't crush you. VW has answered a lot of enthusiast complaints, especially on the GLI trims. That should be good news.
I was surprised a bit to see that the 2.Slow and 2.5 continue to live on for yet another year. I guess that VW isn't finished tweaking the 1.4T and/or the 1.8T as replacements yet. Or, quite possibly, VW is holding out for the Golf VII to do their engine debut, coupled with a Golf-VII-lookalike facelift for the Jetta. If the interior materials are not yet upgraded, this could also be a reason why. If the Golf VII goes on sale in Europe in early 2013, then we could see the Golf here alongside a facelifted Jetta with new engines in 2014. Although, I have to say... if Autobild is right about the Golf VII styling, which they usually are, then it may look similar enough to the Jetta VI that no facelift is necessary.
Last edited by mediumbluemetalic; 04-26-2012 at 11:46 AM.
If it's just a lid swap, then 2011-12 owners can do a (relatively) cheap upgrade to get an adjustable armrest.
If it's not a swap, then VW had cast an entirely new center console because to this point, even the ultra-lux Euro models with rear vents haven't had an adjustable rest. If a new console was cast, then it's a possible hint that the plastic was re-textured.
I think White Gold Metallic was one of the better colors. IMO Gold Color like that Moon rock is an old person color. It belongs on Buicks. White Gold looks like a rich silver color, not as bland as plain silver.
Honestly, I was hopeing for more changes for the 2013 model like IRS, Soft Touch, and Full MFD for the TDIs. Hopefully they will still make those changes.
None of the local dealerships will even say a word about upcoming changes. I have a feeling that several VW lots will be full of 2012 models for a long time after the new ones hit the market.
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2012 Jetta 2.5 SE w/Convenience & Sunroof - Platinum Gray Metallic.