Before they all scattered after SEMA, we were able to get some personal time with Volkswagen's fleet of modified Jetta sedans at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.
Only one has a manual transmission.
VW's Bonneville Jetta is shown at the Pikes Peak Fan Fest.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta changed quite a bit from its immediate predecessor. It gained a heaping helping of style, changed up its suspension, and became a bit more efficient. But the differences between those two generations are minuscule next to those between the 2019 and the original 1980 VW Jetta. And those differences have been highlighted by VW, which produced a video showing off examples of each, and a whole bunch of information and specs on the two cars.
The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.
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Out of 6.23 million global sales last year, the U.S. was a drop in the bucket. VW is bent on changing that.
Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.
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The Fast Lane Car attempts to trick a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI into its emissions defeat mode over two dyno runs. It isn't clear cheat mode is actually active, but a power drop is detected from one run to the next.