Personally, I don’t see how the new Jetta projects sports appeal visually, but measuring 4.64m in length, the new Jetta is longer than its 4.55m predecessor. The added length results in a 6.7 cm gain in legroom. The Germans has tried to make the new Jetta as appealing as they could by loading the entry Trendline model with lots of goodies. You get, among other things, climate control, dust and pollen filters, height-adjustable driver's seat, multifunctional display, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, six airbags, Hill Climb Assist, ABS and ESP. Comfortline ups the ante with mild exterior chrome accents, 16-inch alloy wheels, 8-way adjustment of driver and front passenger seats and Park Pilot.
On the petrol front, the 2.0 TSI is joined by a 1.2 TSI engine (105 hp) and two 1.4 TSI engines, delivering 122 bhp or 160 bhp. The 1.6 TDI four-pot which is capable of 105 hp, will certainly get most of the attention in Europe given that it only needs 4.2 liters of fuel per every 100 kilometers. The second diesel option is the 2-liter 140 hp variant.
Since Singapore’s Jetta is the Euro-specced version, expect a local release in the coming months.