• Sep 14, 2009

For 2010, Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagens in North America will get a new face courtesy of the MK VI Golf that will also debut here in a few weeks. The sedans, on the other hand, will keep the MK V-style oversize chrome grille for another year. Not everyone is enamored with the older and more audacious grille, and one reader at VWVortex broke out the Photoshop and went to work. Based on recent spy shots, next year's Jetta sedan will get the face and fanny lift and this image provides a hint as to what it might look like.

Overall, the front fascia is a no-brainer based on what we've seen of the Golf and Sportwagen. Where the sedan image is likely to be in error is the character line across the front fenders. As seen on the previous images of the wagon, the crease actually blends into the wheel arch lip at the top rather cutting so high across it. Either way, we'd guess many will think it's an improvement over the current style. Thanks to Kent for the tip!

[Source: VWVortex]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks nice so far. Good job VW with NOT tarting it up with chrome this time around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...well...it aint no Honda....(means I like it...a lot). Hope they make those turbine style wheels available. Like those too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No...see, I guess I wasn't clear enough, think Crosstour...this, although only a rendering, is WAY better looking than that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, it looks exactly like the current Honda Accord from the side, or put another way, they've completely ruined it. Blech!!!!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the new grill over the old one. I just wish there was a transition between the grill and the headlights. Overall, a nice looking Jetta.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I doubt it's gonna happen. I think the 2011 Jetta will be the new compact sedan they announced they'll be building next year (http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSN2051699520090720)--which means the next Jetta gets all new sheetmetal, not just a new front end. Remember what we know as the Jetta wagon is pretty much the Golf wagon everywhere else.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The "license plate" should spell "Neuer Jetta".
      • 5 Years Ago
      VW should just bring back the B5 Passat, but with a 2.0T engine and DSG transmission. It's both lighter and better looking than the current Jetta.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Based on the spy shots the rear is inaccurate.

      (i.e.: Where's the kink?)
      • 5 Years Ago
      If by some miracle we could get this in AWD with the 5/6MT, I'd categorically buy one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or a Mustang, Aprime.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If VW were to offer AWD in the Jetta, you could count on it being automatic-only in the U.S. at least. For sporty AWD offerings, Subaru is becoming the only game in town.
        • 5 Years Ago
        if, by some stroke of divine luck, americans started buying a reasonable amount of manuals, i'm sure vw would take the risk and offer it now. Go talk to VWoA, they'll point to the M5 again and again as to why enthusiast's forum/blog desires and actual sustainable sales are dramatically different.

        hell, we've been asking for a 4motion stick tdi since before the MkIV wagon came out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought this was going to happen already (new grille for the Jetta)...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not buying it. It's pretty obvious that VW is planning significant changes with the next-gen Jetta, and that one of the goals is to further differentiate it from the Golf. My guess is that the Jetta -- or at the very least, the version of the Jetta sold in North American -- will become a larger car (following the same strategy used by Honda, Mazda and Toyota). And if that's the case, the changes will be more dramatic than suggested in this image.

      Bear in mind that the "new" 2010 wagon is being called a Jetta in one market only: the United States. In the rest of the world -- including Canada, where it's due on sale next month, it's being called the Golf wagon/estate/variant.
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