Volkswagen announced today the debut of a mildly upgraded Jetta sedan at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Aside from new technology features and a new clean diesel engine, 2015 Volkswagen Jetta also benefits from a range of styling updates.
Volkswagen says the new styling details enhances Jetta’s timeless – featureless, more like – design with a redesigned radiator grille, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System), plus new bumpers, trunklid, taillights, rear logos, and LED lights. The design of the new front bumper also helps with the aerodynamics.
Interior upgrades are subtle, and include a new multifunction steering wheel; redesigned air vent controls; piano black accents on the center console and around the gear shift lever; new chrome accents around the dual-zone Climatronic control; ambient lighting; and new fabric colors and designs for the seats. You also get new chrome-edged gauges with an optional color multifunction display.
2015 Volkswagen Jetta comes with the 2.0-liter 150-horsepower EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, offering 236 pound-feet and 45 mpg highway, both superior to the similarly-sized hybrid models. Final performance and economy numbers are yet to be announced.
Another highlight of the 2015 Jetta is the abundance of technology and driver assist features. If you choose your options carefully, you can get Blind Spot Detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and Park Distance Control. Not that long ago these features were restricted the luxury class.