European Jetta will feature more engine offerings and more upscale trim options than on the North American model. Engines range from the 1.2 TSI with 105 PS (77 kW) up to 2.0 TSI with 200 PS (147 kW) with a 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI diesel in the mix.
Volkswagen has introduced the European edition of the new Jetta model.
The Jetta was launched earlier this year in the North American market, but for the European variant, Volkswagen has added a different set of engine choices (and far more of them) and more upscale interior trim options than on the stateside model.
The new European Jetta is longer than it's local predecessor - 4.64 meters compared to 4.55 m - and comes with a host of engine choices starting with the 1.2 liter TSI with 105 PS (77 kW) and ranging up to 2.0 liter TSI with 200 PS (147 kW) on the petrol/gasoline side. On the diesel side are a 1.6 liter TDI with 105 PS (77 kW) and a 2.0 liter TDI with 140 PS (103 kW).
Blue Motion technology is offered on the 1.2 TSI and the 1.6 TDI engines only. The DSG dual-clutch gearbox is offered on power plant offerings starting with the 1.4 liter TSI with 122 PS (90 kW) on upwards.
Volkswagen's three usual trim levels will be available on the Jetta - Trendline, Comfortline and Highline in Germany and S, SE and Sport in the U.K.
The European Jetta features a four-link rear suspension as on the Golf, as opposed to the simple torsion beam of the U.S.-market model, and electronic steering is standard.
Jetta pricing starts at €20,900 in Germany. For the U.K., prices are expected to begin at around £17,000.