2013 Octavia rival, New Volkswagen Jetta India launch price 13.70 lakh (Brochure)

volkswagen jetta india launchOffered in a choice of six variants, two engine options, the New Jetta price ranges form Rs 13.70 lakh to Rs 19.43 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi. The engines on offer are 1.4l TSI offering 122 PS power and 200 Nm torque, and 2.0 TDI offering 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. The diesel engine is offered in a choice of manual and automatic (6 speed DSG), while the petrol is offered with only manual transmission with 6 speed manual.

The 1.4l petrol TSI offers lesser output as compared to that of Octavia’s 1.4l TSI which delivers 140 PS and 250 Nm torque, but then it is also priced slightly higher at Rs 13.95 lakh, ex-Delhi. Mileage of 1.4l TSI stands at 14.69 kmpl, 2.0l TDI AT is 16.96 kmpl and that of MT is 19.33 kmpl, the Jetta a very similar package as that of Skoda Octavia, but is heavier, offers lesser turning radius, lower mileage, less interior space, and 80 ltrs of lesser boot space. The points where the new Jetta beats the new Octavia (atleast on paper), better ground clearance, and Multi-link suspension (rear) with stabiliser on all variants. (Only the top-end 1.8 TSI Octavia offers this)

The 1.4l TSI is offered in two trims, Trendline and Comfortline, whilst 2.0l TDI (MT) gets Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, and the AT will only be offered in Highline. With Trendline Jetta you get Body-coloured exterior door handles and mirrors, Fullsize spare wheel (steel), 16 inch “Navarra” Alloy wheels (set of 4), Rear AC vents Lockable and illuminated glove compartment, “Cardeol” Fabric seat upholstery Disc brakes, front & rear Side air bags, front Front seats with height adjustment.

With Comfortline you get Day time running lights, Dual exhaust pipes, Rear fog light, Rear AC vents, Chrome interior package, 60:40 split folding rear seat backrest, Leatherette upholstery, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) incl. ABS with brake assist, ASR & EDL, Hill hold control and all Trendline features.

With Highline you get Shark fin “diversity” antenna, Front fog light 16 inch “Atlanta” Alloy wheels (set of 4), Auto dimming interior mirror Multi-function display, “Plus” ISOFIX points (mounting fixture for two child seats on rear seat bench), Engine and transmission guard Driver’s and front passenger air bag with front passenger air bag deactivation, Mobile Device Interface MEDIA-IN with adapter cable in glove compartment, Paddle shift on steering wheel for DSG transmission Cruise control, Chrome finish on front air dam, Decorative chrome strip on side, Front center armrest with storage box, Decorative wood inserts for dashboard and doors Leatherette upholstery Disc brakes front & rear, Electronic engine immobilizer, Central locking with 2 remote control folding keys, “Climatic” Air conditioner, “RCD 510” touchscreen music system with MP3 player including 6 CD changer, SD Card reader, Aux-in & 8 speakers and all Trendline and Comfortline features. For more information scroll through the press release and brochure below.

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Volkswagen launches new Jetta for the Indian market

–        New Volkswagen Jetta available with 2.0L TDI and 1.4L TSI engine options, three trim levels available
–        Six-speed DSG automatic available as an option with Jetta 2.0L TDI
–        New Volkswagen Jetta available at all Volkswagen showrooms from today, prices start at Rs 13.70 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi

 Delhi, 30 October 2013:   

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, announces the launch of the new Jetta, with a host of exciting new features, including powerful Xenon headlamps with headlamp washers, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone Climatronic AC, and new 16-inch alloy wheels. Apart from these new features, the new Jetta is also fitted with 12-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, 60:40 folding rear seat, front- and rear-mounted proximity sensors, high-end Bluetooth-compatible music system, advanced digital instrument panel with multi-function display (MFD), cruise control and paddle shifters for the DSG gearbox.In keeping with Volkswagen’s well-earned reputation for building some of the safest cars on the planet, the new Volkswagen Jetta also gets a host of safety features, including anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stabilization program (ESP) and 6 airbags. The new Jetta also features one of the most spacious and luxurious cabins in its segment, and with 510-litres of boot space, it is also capable of carrying large amounts of luggage.Volkswagen is a world-leader in forced-induction petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines, and the new Jetta is a clear example of the company’s superior engineering prowess. The Jetta 1.4L TSI packs an impressive 122 horsepower and 200Nm of torque, and boasts an ARAI-certified 14.69kmpl of fuel efficiency. The Jetta 2.0L TDI is even more powerful, with 140 horsepower and 320Nm of torque, and an ARAI-certified 19.33kmpl of fuel efficiency for the manual and 16.96kmpl for the DSG automatic.Commenting on the launch of the new Volkswagen Jetta, Mr. Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said “With Volkswagen’s acclaimed engineering expertise, we are able to build some of the most comfortable, safe, fuel-efficient and performance-oriented luxury sedans, which offer outstanding power delivery and driving dynamics. We are sure that the new Jetta, with its range of petrol and diesel engine options and optional 6-speed DSG automatic transmission, will offer a delightful driving experience for premium-segment car buyers in the Indian market.”

“With the festive season well underway, Volkswagen now has a full line-up of new and updated cars for the Indian market, starting from the new versions of the Polo – Cross Polo, Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI, Vento TSI, and now, the new Jetta. We are sure new car buyers across all segments will find our new range of cars exciting,” added Mr. Saxena. 

The new Volkswagen Jetta range is now available at all Volkswagen showrooms across the country and is priced from Rs 13.70 lakh to Rs 19.43 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi.

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