Jump to content


SEARCH

0

VW teases Jetta R

By SYF77 on 13 Nov 2010

Attached Image

During the European press launch of the new 2011 Jetta, the media got a taste of the Jetta R with a special prototype fitted with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, six-speed DSG transmission and Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

As you can see in the pictures, the V6 prototype's body has not been altered yet. Only the bigger wheels and four-tail pipes at the back signal that this is not your normal Jetta. Should it make it to production, you can rest assured that the R division will dress-up the Jetta with a body kit, racing seats, sportier steering wheels and pedals. The Jetta R should fit snugly in the R line-up, alongside with the Golf and Scirocco R models and the also rumored Polo R. Its future depends on customer feedback:

"If there are customers asking for it, we will do it. It wouldn't be a problem for us. The Jetta's platform can take four-wheel drive" VW R&D chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, told Autocar magazine.

The European Jetta has received many upgrades over its American counterpart. These include the use of higher quality and softer materials on the control panel with a more sophisticated four-link suspension system at the back instead of the U.S.-spec model's simple, beam axle setup. The base Jetta in Germany, which is powered by a 105HP 1.2-liter TSI petrol, starts at €20,900 (about US$29,435), whereas the entry-level U.S. model with a 115HP 2.0-liter petrol, starts just US$15,995. I guess you get what you paid for…

Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image



europe, vw, jetta, jetta r and 2 more...

Viewed: 652 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
A rare Lexus LFA has crashed in Singapore last week and with less than 10 units on our shores and...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
14th February is coming again. Don't ruin your (hers, actually) day rubbing elbows with other...
Photo
Euro NCAP has published a list of the safest new cars in their respective classes for 2017. The...
Photo
Marvel is at it again with Black Panther and Lexus releasing an exclusive LC500 coupe part of the...
Photo
Surprise cash Ang Baos are being delivered to nearly one million people in Singapore, courtesy of...
Photo
Honda has refreshed its small crossover, the Vezel. Released recently in Japan, the car looks the...
   Lifestyle Articles