• Jun 14, 2010
2011 Volkswagen Jetta leaked images – Click above for high-res image gallery

Thanks to a leak from the boys at Auto Express in the UK, we can show you these few shots of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, along with a couple of salient details. Unlike all previous versions of the compact sedan, Volkswagen didn't just graft a trunk to the Golf hatchback to create the Jetta; instead the platform was stretched between the wheels to create a roomier package and more real estate for distinctive styling.

Our European friends will reportedly be getting their choice of a 104-horsepower 1.2-liter TSI, a slightly larger 1.4 TSI with 121 horses or a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI, all burning gasoline. On the diesel front, a 104-horsepower 1.6 TDI kicks things off, followed by a 2.0-liter TDI with 138 ponies.

Stay tuned for more information as VW officially releases the rest of the details on its next-generation Jetta, and in the meantime check out the three leaked images in our gallery below.



[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow what a waste of time. Golf FTW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      idk, it seems to imitate Audi too much.. especially the black headlights and the rear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You all make this sound like a bad thing.

      Plain and boring is OK as long as it gets the heart of a hot rod. It's a lot easier to speed in a nondescript sedan than it is in a distinctive sports car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting, in the interior photo, there looks to be zero legroom for the passenger.

      BAD Photoshop hack!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Clearly you've never been in the back seat of a MkIV Jetta.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I might buy one just for the interior. I like that look.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice Audi you got there VW
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well...at least the interior looks nice.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The new 2011 Focus interior makes this one look like it was designed by a geriatric."

        If so, I hope VW sticks with the geriatric designers, because the new Focus interior looks like complete crap. Complete over-the-top sci-fi garbage.

        I'll take VW elegant simplicity any day. The VW interior looks like a nice Apple device. The Focus interior is that blinged-out homebuilt PC case with spiders and dragons and neon lights. Barf.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, but it's the same "nice interior" they've been putting in all their small cars for the past 10 years or so! When is VW going to evolve their design language rather than do the same thing over and over again?

        The new 2011 Focus interior makes this one look like it was designed by a geriatric. It probably was.

        http://img.netcarshow.com/Ford-Focus_2011_1600x1200_wallpaper_08.jpg



      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car would be perfect for a time machine à la BTTF. You can go anywhere from 1986 to the present with it and nobody would notice you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've said it in many post. It seems VW/Audi has run out of design steam lately. All their cars look alike. Convervative and boring.

      While high quality, the interiors almost have a dated look to them. Currenly the entire line of Audi's have the same front and rear tailight treatment and the same has been done for VW.

      I remember in the 90s when VW/Audi had some of the coolest lasting designs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah... VW/Audi is following the footsteps of Honda/Acura... In the end, VW will eat into Audi's shares leaving Audi with nothing to show for... I mean, with this Passat, do you really need A4? The answer to me is "no" because my Audi A4 is nothing but a VW Passat and my dealer is but a VW dealer (possibly worse).
        • 4 Years Ago
        I totally agree, take off the LED DRLs and taillights and the designs aren't nearly as interesting. .
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Jetta will continue to be the VW volume leader with this refinement. Bravo,
      • 4 Years Ago
      Zzzzzzzzzzz.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Kia Optima much? http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2007/kia/optima/4147-048-rear-3-4-480.jpg
        Copying the (current-gen) Optima redefines "zzzzzz"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen this car in LA between the Beverly Center and the Grove. Audi/VW seems to run the same route up Sweetzer from near Wilshire, then they get up to Beverly Blvd and turn east. There used to be a few a3/s3's too. Unfortunately when I saw this car a week or so ago I was without my cell or camera, I was in the wifes Tiguan. It looks way better than these hideous photos make it out to be. The front had the lower bumper to the airdam somewhat shoddily covered. These photos that leak out are near horrible.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My initial thoughts as well. The older models look a lot more interesting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree this is quite boring. BUT, I do like VWs new corporate face. It's clean, simple and attractive.
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        That thing looks huge!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. What an incredibly boring looking car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Curve: How do you think that remotely looks anything like a Kia Optima from the rear? You could ignore the lines, the shape, the fit and finish, and just about everything else, and look just at the taillights, and it STILL looks different. I can understand maybe a comparison with the A4, but not the optima.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yes it's conservative. they took the greatest hits from audi design from the 90 to the a4 and toned it down for VW.

        i think it looks amazing for a jetta, much better than the chromed out current gen.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it looks phenomenal for its class. Something tells me if you were to slap an Audi badge on the front along with a bigger grille, and an A4 on the back, you all would think it looks great.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed @ noodlz and homunculus.

        I think the proportions are near perfect for a compact sedan.

        It is a lot less cab-forward and tall/blown up (think Sentra) than pretty much all its competitors that I can think of.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos

        That's what she said.
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        Also, I didn't say they plucked the entire rear end off of the Op and krazyglued it onto the Jetta. I still think that the taillights are very similar and that the character lines near the top meet in a similar fashion, however more defined the ones on the Jetta are. All I'm sayin is that it's just not good to look somewhat similar to a pre-revolution Kia.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not too bad, decent looking Jetta, really...not as Corolla-ish bad like the Mk V/outgoing model.

        On the 2nd side view pic, the b pillar towards the back...kinda looks Bimmer 535-ish. The rear, A4...
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        So how close in size will this be to the Passat?
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