Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced pricing of its redesigned 2015 Jetta models, which feature a new turbocharged EA288 TDI® Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. The 2.0L base trim starts at $16,215 (plus $820 destination and handling), and is available as a factory order only. The well-equipped S model starts at $18,425 with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the entry-level 1.8T model, the SE, is priced from $18,995 with a five-speed manual transmission. The frugal TDI Clean Diesel model starts at $21,640 for the S trim.
Expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the third quarter of 2014, the new Jetta lineup will offer the following gasoline, hybrid and Clean Diesel powertrains:
-2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, as well as 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter versions of the turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine
-1.4-liter turbocharged hybrid unit
-All-new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA288 TDI® Clean Diesel engine, one of the most fuel-efficient engines in its class, returning an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 46 mpg with the manual transmission
Key design elements of the 2015 Jetta include an extended wheelbase that stretches 104.4 inches; rear-seat legroom of 38.1 inches; gently arcing roofline that enables ample headroom of 37.1 inches for rear-seat passengers; 15.5 cubic feet of usable trunk space; and a new front bumper that helps to reduce air drag, improving aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
The 2015 Jetta S features the following standard equipment:
-Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
-Multifunction steering wheel
-One-touch auto up/down power windows
-Power locks with keyless entry
-Aux-in for the radio/CD player
-Power heated exterior mirrors
-Driver and front passenger front and side thorax airbags and Side ---Curtain Protection® airbags front and rear
-Suite of advanced electronic safety features, including Anti-lock ---Braking (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
The 2015 Jetta is offered in four trim levels—Base, S, SE, and SEL—with a total of 13 equipment levels.
At launch, Volkswagen will also offer a limited-edition Jetta Sport. Based on the 1.8T SE with Connectivity, this trim adds a sport suspension, front sport seats, RNS® 315 navigation with rearview camera, rear spoiler, and unique interior decor. When paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the Sport starts at $20,895 and costs $21,995 with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Source: Volkswagen press