VW Jetta May Get a 2019 Redesign
When is the Volkswagen Jetta getting a redesign?
Rumors have been flying recently, as spy shots have come out that could possibly mean a sixth-generation Volkswagen Jetta. When is the model getting a redesign? Having last seen a complete overall in 2011, it’s only natural for auto journalists to start speculating. The fact that we still don’t have 2018 model year information, despite it already being October, has quite a few people wondering if it could happen this year, or if we won’t be seeing the next-generation VW Jetta until 2019.
What to expect for a VW Jetta redesign
If VW does one thing well, it’s updating models on an almost annual basis. Rather than seeing complete carryovers from the brand, each vehicle receives necessary updates to keep it modern. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta might look similar to previous models within the same generation, but the infotainment system has gotten larger and includes available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink compatibility just as other vehicles within the lineup have.
We don’t know much about what a redesign will look like as far as standard features, particularly the interior layout, but spyshots hint that the Jetta will look much different. The auto industry as a whole is steering more toward sportier, coupe-like exteriors for the compact segment. We expect the next generation Jetta will follow this trend, with a wider stance, chiseled hood and sweeping roofline.
Even with a new exterior, we think the Jetta will retain the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as standard, with 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbo upgrades. For the compact segment, the Jetta is one of the more potent options, and the 150-horsepower upgrade is just one of the recent changes that have kept the current generation competitive in the market.
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