Volkswagen two thousand fifteen Jetta Launched: Price in India starts at INR 13.87 Lakh for Jetta facelift
When Volkswagen launched the 2nd generation Jetta last year there were hardly any switched made to the overall design. The most noticeable switch was the addition of a sleeker set of headlamps instead of the old tear-shaped ones. But that is not the case this time as the fresh two thousand fifteen Jetta is more like a cosmetic upgrade than anything else. The car gets some fresh LED day time running lights along with sharper looking Xenon headlamps and dynamic cornering system, but only in the top-of-the-line model.
The fresh two thousand fifteen model also gets a brand fresh broader grill and redesigned airdam, which has not only improved the aerodynamics of the car but also makes it look more premium, providing it a Passat-like look on the front. There are some limited upgradation made to the rear and comes with a fresh bootlid along with integrated spoiler, fresh rear bumper and redesigned tail lamps. The top-end diesel variant will also be sporting some fresh solid looking twin-5-spoke alloy wheels.
The inwards of the two thousand fifteen Jetta facelift has been designed to match its executive status. It gets a fresh premium 3-spoke vapid bottom, multi-functional steering wheel that is managed and effortless to drive. Moreover it also comes with spanking paddle shifters and a duo of extra buttons for volume and cruise control. The dashboard looks stylish and very up-market thanks to the beautiful chrome accents and wood-like finishes.
As for the gizmos, the fresh Jetta come with a touchscreen music system and dual zone climate control along with parking sensors. Other useful features include Six pack, ESP and hill control that comes as standard in all variants. To make you rail even safer Volkswagen has added six airbags as standard, along with brake-pad wear indicator and exhaustion detection system which recommends a coffee break when it sense (with the steering input) that the driver is losing concentrate.
As said before, the two thousand fifteen Jetta facelift does not come with any fresh mechanical switches and proceeds to suggest the same powertrain as the previous model. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.4TSI engine producing 122PS of power at Five,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000rpm with a six-speed manual transmission. As for the diesel variant the two thousand fifteen Jetta Two.0TDI oil burner the churns out the 140PS of peek power at Four,200rpm and 320Nm of torque inbetween 1,750-2,500rpm and comes mated with six-speed manual or DSG transmission options.
The two thousand fifteen VW Jetta still uses the older PQ35 platform as its base and still retains the solid European driving dynamics. The diesel Two.0 TDI with the dual clutch gearbox shifts up effortlessly in auto mode, with identically seamless kick downs. Switching to Manual mode, the driver gets the rein of the gearbox via the steering mounted spanking paddle shifters. As for the 1.Four TSI petrol variant it comes the lower and mid-variants of Trendline and Comfortline in India. The powerful turbocharged engine is pleasurably free-revving.
Price and Fuel Efficiency:
Looking at the price point all we can say is that Volkswagen has used a brainy competitive pricing strategy for the all fresh two thousand fifteen Jetta. The petrol variant is priced in the range of INR 13.87 – 15.36 lakh and the diesel version is priced at INR 15.01 – Eighteen.76 lakh (all ex-showroom Mumbai). This puts the two thousand fifteen Jetta at a much profitable spot considering the prices are fairly less than its largest competitor Skoda Octavia.
As for the fuel efficiency of the fresh Volkswagen Jetta, the 1.Four TSI petrol variant gives you a mileage of 14.Sixty-nine Kmph, while the diesel variant can give you up to Nineteen.31 Kmph.