World Car News #Update!
The Sedan auto class is one that is quite competitive and packed with several models from different car brands. Thus, a slight lag in the ability of a car brand to develop its autoline could very well lead to a wide-margined profit and customer loss. This concept is something well understood by automakers and that is why Volkswagen has decided to redesign its 2019 Jetta model in order to re-attract shoppers looking to get something from the Sedan class. The Jetta was Volkswagen’s best seller until a big move was made this year with the three row crossover- Atlas and 2018 reloaded Tiguan.
This redesign will include improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel efficient gasoline powertrain. It will also put luxury level safety equipment into commodity-like segments. Amongst the safety equipment mentioned are the post-collision braking standard, optional blind spot monitoring, rear parking assist and an adaptive cruise control. On the exterior, it will get standard LED front and rear lighting, an updated cockpit, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatible infotainment system. It will continue to be equipped with the brand’s 150-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine, but it will now be mated to either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.
The CEO of Volkswagen America, Hinrich Woebcken mentioned at a recent media unveiling that the 2019 Jetta will debut in America sometime in mid-2018 but a price quotation has not been released yet.