The current generation VW Jetta has been around since the early 2011 and it did receive an update back in 2014 which included a new engine for the US market as well as a few other upgrades to the running gear. However, there is going to be a brand new engine released which is not only going to bring a few changes to the table but a completely new car. This is actually going to be based on the Golf seven platform, meaning it will be lighter as well as more fuel efficient. This 2016 Volkswagen Jetta will be released for the US market some time in 2016 and it is likely to go on the market by the end of that year.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta redesign
On the interior of the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we are going to see improvements but not as drastic as we would expect. It will borrow a lot of the interior of the 7th generation of the Golf so it should come as standard with a nice audio system, premium cloth upholstery or even electric seats and automatic climate control. The higher end model will get VW’s new infotainment system which uses Android as an operating system, meaning it will be provide the driver a customizable experience.
The exterior of the Volkswagen Jetta 2016 will also change but only the basic details. While the shape will remain the same, both the front and rear of the car are going to use much cleaner and sharper lines for a more mature look than before.
Volkswagen Jetta 2016 specs
Engine wise, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2016 is likely going to feature a lot of upgrades under the hood. The old 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine is likely to stick with this generation as well. While it isn’t as fuel efficient as some of its competitors with only 32 MPG on average, the car is certainly going to impress with the 170 horsepower it has in its base form. The 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel with 150 horsepower and more than 250 lb-ft of torque will also be available on the new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta but with an upgraded fuel consumption of around 48 MPG easily becoming the most fuel efficient non hybrid car out there.
The news will most likely come in the form of a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4 engine with 180 horsepower which should come a bit later down the road. Just like before, both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic are going to be available on the base car.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta release date and price
The base Volkswagen Jetta 2016 price is likely to stay the same as that of the current generation, so $17,000 should be the lowest price for it which is a lot cheaper than any of its competitors which will allow VW to market it more aggressively. As we said at the start of the article, we expect that new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta will be released in 2016, but concept vehicle could be unveiled till the end of 2015.