When Is the 2019 VW Jetta Coming Out?
2019 Volkswagen Jetta release date
The VW Jetta has been a popular option in the lineup since the 1980s, and it remains one of the top choices. There’s only one problem: It hasn’t been redesigned since 2010. Now is the time, and the model is coming this year as a 2019 model year. So when is the official release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? The automaker says it is coming to the U.S. in the second quarter of 2018, so sometime between April and June. If we were to guess, we’d expect a June release as that’s around the time that the VW Atlas was released last year. Here are the key details of the redesign.
What’s new for the 2019 VW Jetta?
Aside from fresh new models, there are few things more exciting in the automotive industry than a redesign. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is gaining design elements that bring much of the upscale appeal we see for the Passat, which was recently refreshed for the 2016 model year. The Jetta will receive similar design DNA, with a chiseled hood, slim headlights and a bolder chrome bar grille. The model is also increased in size, and the roofline has a greater slope for a “coupe-like” feel.
Though it retains the 1.4-liter standard engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the automatic transmission option has been upgraded to an eight-speed for improved fuel economy and a smoother driving style. Models with the automatic transmission also gain the Start/Stop system that turns the engine off at stoplights to improve fuel economy.
The VW Jetta will come in S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. We don’t have a complete breakdown of features but we do know standards will include Volkswagen App-Connect, LED lighting, driver personalization settings and a rearview camera. Available features will include a host of driver assistance features, interior ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated leather seats, a 400-watt BeatsAudio system and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.
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