Volkswagen India will launch a new car today, their first in 2015. This will be in the form of new Jetta facelift. Rushlane readers can witness Volkswagen Jetta facelift launch webcast LIVE, at the end of this post.
2015 Jetta facelift comes with minor changes to its exteriors. It will continue to be powered by the same powertrain options – 1.4 liter TSI petrol and 2.0 liter diesel engine. The 1.4 liter TSI, in-line, four cylinder turbocharged engine will be capable of 122 PS peak power at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm peak torque at between 1,500 to 4,000 rpm while being mated to a six speed manual transmission. The 2.0 liter TDI, in-line diesel engine will offer 140 PS peak power at 4,200 rpm and 320 Nm torque at 1,750 to 2,500 rpm mated to a six speed manual transmission or six speed DSG.
Size-wise 2015 Volkswagen Jetta will see no change and will continue to measure 4659 mm in length, 1778 mm in width and 1453 mm in height. Externally a new bumper design, new fog lamp housing and new three slat grille will be evident while at the rear a new tail light and lip spoiler will also be seen. 2015 Volkswagen Jetta will sport new Bi-Xenon headlamps with daytime running LEDs integrated in an ‘L’ shape. Interiors will be seen with a new flat bottom steering wheel while infotainment system is upgraded to include a 6 CD charger, AUX-in and 8 speakers. Safety features include a new fatigue detection system and six air bags.
Though no pricing has been revealed as of now, estimates put the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta in a price range of INR 13.6 to 20 lakhs. The new Jetta will compete with Skoda Octavia, Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Fluence, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Corolla.
The launch is scheduled to commence today at 3-30 PM in Mumbai. You can watch the LIVE webcast in the box below. Until then, you can read our Volkswagen Jetta review.
Update – The launch event is over. Price has been revealed. You can find them here.