Ditching the current PQ35 platform, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta will use the brand’s modular MQB architecture.
The 2018 VW Jetta could be offered with a new 1.5L and 2.0L TSI petrol engine in select global markets.
First spy pictures of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Jetta have emerged on the web ahead of its official unveiling. The luxury sedan was snapped undisguised at the carmaker’s Puebla facility in Mexico. The spotted model was the left-hand-drive version. And as per some reports Volkswagen isn’t planning its right-hand-drive version, so we may not see it in India as well. Globally, this executive sedan had entered into sixth generation in 2011.
Unlike the current model that uses PQ35 platform, the new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta will be designed on the brand’s modular MQB architecture. This platform has also been used for the recently-launched Tiguan SUV. The upcoming new-generation Polo hatchback and Virtus sedan will also be based on the same architecture.
The leaked images reveal that the new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta will be more premium and sportier than the current generation. It carries VW’s new design language that we have already seen on the Arteon four-door coupe saloon that was previewed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Face of the new Jetta has been revised with new hexagonal grille, neatly designed headlamps, bumper with multi-slat design, triangular-shaped fog lamps and clamshell bonnet with muscular creases.
The side profile appears slightly longer than the current model. Save for a strong character line running across its length, it looks largely identical to the existing generation. The high-spec variants will receive wrap-around tail lamps with LED elements. The dual-tone rear bumper with small faux diffuser and dual exhaust tips add more to its sporty rear appearance. Check Out – Upcoming Volkswagen Cars in India
Coming to the engine, the new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is likely to share its powertrains with the Tiguan. In select global markets, the executive saloon could be offered with a new 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. Volkswagen might also introduce a 2.0-litre TSI petrol motor with multiple states of tune on the carline. Though, this gasoline unit will be reserved for the range topping models.
Spy Image Courtesy – autoblog