Unveiled at last year’s SEMA show, the special edition VW Jetta Street will hit the showrooms next year in January starting at around $25,000. The Jetta Street is equipped with the optional TDI Cup Edition Kit consisting of front bumper, side skirts and rear valance like those on the Cup racing models. It’s powered by a 2.0 liter clean diesel engine with 140 hp and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque.
The engine makes use of an advanced electronically controlled turbocharger and common rail direct injection technology, and can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or the highly acclaimed DSG transmission.
The interior of Jetta Street is also garnished with sport seats with Interlagos cloth, and a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel that features paddle shifters (for the DSG gearbox). New 18-inch Charleston wheels with performance all-season tires complete this package.
“Since our inaugural TDI Cup series in 2008 we have received numerous inquiries as to whether or not we would offer a TDI Cup replica vehicle,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We’re thrilled to announce that a special edition Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition will be available in dealer showrooms early next year. What makes this special edition so unique is that it features the optional, race inspired, TDI Cup body kit package combined with our clean diesel engine. The Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition is one exceptional special model that is as fun-to-drive as it is to look at,” added Barnes.