2018 Volkswagen Jetta The Next Generation

Volkswagen wants to get back on track after diesel emission scandal with all-new SUV model Atlas, new Tiguan, as well as new full-size sedan Arteon. But even other models aren’t neglected. Jetta’s popularity slowly declines from year to year. Besides that and that current generation is on the roads from 2011, there is all new seventh generation just around the corner. And there are pictures in Mexico production facility to prove that 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is production ready.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta-front view

2018 Volkswagen Jetta – Sharper Design

We can see right away the changes that the Germans made. While current Jetta has more rounded shape this one is quite different. It has sharper creases, and all around more angular look. There are sharp edges on each end of the hexagonal grille. Headlights also have pointy edges to continue that sharp look. As we can also see, new Jetta takes quite a few notes from larger Aerton. Slimy A-pillars indicate that sedan will have good front visibility. The rear end also follows the design path of the front. Rear lights are a pointer as they go further in the middle of the trunk.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta-rear view

2018 Volkswagen Jetta – Specs

Possibly more important is the new Jetta has finally rid of its old PQ35 platform. This one goes all the way to fifth generation Jetta, and it’s really time to move on. Of course, there is where new Volkswagen’s MQB platform for FD vehicles will arrive. The wheelbase will also grow from current 104.4 inches to 106.3 inches. Those nearly two inches will be enough to provide the occupant’s slightly more space inside. While we’re at it, the interior dashboard should mimic the layout of new Golf. There are also a few more things that Jetta will borrow from Golf, powertrains. The base trim should get 1.5-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine. The higher trims will arrive with also turbo inline 4-cylinder but a 2.0-liter one.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta-side view

2018 Volkswagen Jetta – Release Date, Price

Although it’s too early to talk about pricing options, the base price of new Jetta should start close to current one, which means around $18.000. We should see new Jetta in its full glory by the end of the year, possibly in November, with first models rolling out at dealerships at the start of 2018.

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