The 2015 edition Volkswagen Jetta is the first major update that the car has been given. On sale since 2011, the Jetta has been more or less unchanged, save for the addition of a hybrid variant and a few tweaks to the engine. These updates are being made to the Jetta in order to get its specs more in line with the 2015 Golf, which will inspire the new SportWagen. The Sportwagen is also on display at the Volkswagen stall in New York, in the form of a concept. Official pictures of the new Jetta were released earlier, and now we get our first look at the real live car at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
Overall the 2015 VW Jetta looks new but it isn’t easy to spot exactly what elements have gone under the knife at first. The grille and bumpers of the car have been redesigned. LED integrated day-time running lights have been included this time around. Modifications to the interiors of the Jetta are almost as difficult to detect as those on the outside. The cabin of the car now sports chrome highlights, new-look seats and also boasts ambient-lighting options. New safety features on the 2015 Jetta include warning systems for rear cross-traffic and frontal collision, and a parking distance gauge.
Engines from the previous Jetta model have been retained on the 2015 iteration. This includes a 2 liter four-cylinder in the base trim of the car. 1.8 and 2 liter turbo four engines are offered in the higher-end variants. The Jetta carries on with its hybrid and diesel engine options as well. The 2 liter turbodiesel mill from the earlier version has been tuned up 10HP to deliver 150HP peak power. Manual, automatic, and direct-shift gearboxes are options on the new Jetta.
Volkswagen also has the Golf SportWagen concept on display at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Though the car may be new to the USA, the production version of the Sportwagen is already available in certain European markets. In America, the production version will take over from the Jetta SportWagen by 2016 or even earlier. Two engines will be on offer on the VW Sportwagen- a 1.8 liter turbo four and 2 liter turbo-diesel engine. The concept unit sports 4Motion all-wheel drive.