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North America may be the only place in the world that musters any excitement over a new Volkswagen Jetta. We are, after all, the largest market for the Golf packing a trunk (though VW has insisted since the first generation that the Jetta is more than that). During these wintry months, some automotive spy shooters have the plum assignment of lying in wait in the desert as engineers torture test mules in the heat. That appears to be how Inside Line snagged video of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. But judging by the body and interior, this isn't the all-new Jetta -- it's the four-door version of the 2011 Volkswagen Polo.

Although the size is eerily reminiscent of VW's bread-and-butter model, the contouring on the doors and wheel arches, and -- more telling -- the interior, is a dead ringer for the European market Polo. See for yourself in the video after the jump.

UPDATE: For those non-believers, we've added a visual comparison between the interiors of this camouflaged prototype and the New Polo sold in Europe. They are virtually identical, which, combined with evidence from comparing exterior design cues on both cars, leads us to believe this is the Polo sedan that will first be launched in the U.S., not the next Jetta.


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[Source: Inside Line]


Interior comparison of camouflaged prototype Euro-spec Volkswagen Polo