- Jul 23, 2010
Report: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen won't be based on new Jetta
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen – Click above for high-res image gallery
Those of you unenamoured of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta have an alternative if you're still interested in procuring one of V-Dub's entry-level runabouts.
The current SportWagen variant of the Jetta will carry on unchanged for the 2011 model year, complete with better materials, a more sophisticated rear suspension and that useful hatch.
According to TheCarConnection, the decision not to migrate the wagon over to the all-new platform of the 2011 Jetta sedan was a cost-saving measure, so it will continue to be built in Germany using the Mark V's underpinnings.
But it's not all wine and roses. While the gas-fed 170-hp five-cylinder and 140-hp TDI diesel four will carry over (the Reagan-era Two-Point-Slow won't be an option), you'll still have to deal with the somewhat cramped rear legroom of the current model, as VW has no immediate plans to utilize the new Jetta's architecture anytime soon. However, expect a few cosmetic upgrades to happen at some point next year to bring the styling more in line with the rest of the VW lineup.
[Source: The Car Connection]