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.


For more information on the new Skoda Octavia, below are our previous posts:

Drive Review of Skoda Octavia
TechSpecs of Skoda Octavia
Images of Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia: Old vs New in Images