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2010 Volkswagen Golf Estate - Click above for high-res image gallery

When Volkswagen's home office in Wolfsburg announced the new Golf Estate a few days ago, nothing was said about plans for the U.S. market. The Golf wagon, of course, is badged as the Jetta Sportwagen in North America. According to VW of America spokesman Steve Keyes, we will indeed see this facelifted Jetta wagen this fall. Keyes tells Autoblog: "In order to simplify production, we'll make the change to our Jetta and as an added benefit, we believe the customers will appreciate the differentiation from the current sedan."

For now, the sedan will retain the big chrome grille until it gets refresh. The updated Jetta sedan will likely arrive in 2010 or '11 sporting the new corporate face.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I was figuring on the optional Thunderbunny fasica. I hope I can marshall the $$ before the change. Othewise its another great plan gone awry!

      N J
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wish VW in the U.S. would stop their ridiculous marketing ploy of selling a car with a speedometer that extends to 150 mph. Most people don't exceed the max speed limit by more than 20 mph so in the U.S. there's no point in having the needle capable of going past 100 mph. On many residential and urban roads police will typically allow 4 or 5 mph over the stated limit, which means having to watch a small linear movement on the speedometer of about 3/8" between, say, 30 and 35, or 55 and 60, or 65 and 70 (don't even think of going over 70mph on the interstate highways in Illiniois - where the speed limit is 65mph - or your sure to get a ticket). If the max indicator was 100mph the needle sweep for the critical 30 to 70mph speed range would be increased proportionally.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "The Golf wagon, of course, is badged as the Jetta Sportwagen in North America."

      Actually in the northern part of North America (Canada) it is simply called the Jetta Wagon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but I think that the old front end fit better with the rest of the exterior. The new one looks a little too stark for the soft middle and rear.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice. It's on my list for the kid-mobile I'll be needing in about 3 years. Its main competitors are the Mazda5 and a Subaru Outback, but my experience with my current Subaru has soured me on the brand. I keep hoping for a Fusion wagon, but that looks hopeless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad.

      I kind of appreciate the subdued grill, in this age of gaping mouths

      (the cars,that is; and some of the slack-jawed commenters on this site...)
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup, it also ties in nicely with the rear tails. It looks quite a bitter than the MkV in person.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Now if my Cash for Clunkers plan will just come together, one of these in TDi form will be ours!

      Can't wait. Glad to hear they're giving us the refresh so soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm seriously considering the Jetta Sportwagen TDI as my future car, this new front facia is much better, but I agree with the comment about the rear of the car, the tail lights need work, I also like the new steering wheel and chrome/silver roof rack.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What about the interior? Will the Jetta Sportwagen have the new interior while the Jetta sedan keeps the old version?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good looking wagon. Certainly better face than the current US Jetta.
      • 5 Years Ago
      :( no more return of the chrome bumper.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What the Sportwagen really needs is an update for its blah butt more than a refreshed grille... I do prefer the new nose, but it's unfortunate that they're going to leave the "not quite finished" look of the current car's tail. Maybe by the time I'm in the market again, they'll have gotten around to that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the new front a lot! But I agree, maybe the rear could use a re-fresh, even if the car is still relatively new. I like this car, but there isnt quite enough "wow!" for me, but it is really nice. I noticed that the new dash is MK6 but the door panels are still MK5. Mix and matchable!
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