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Official

Its top speed and horsepower are a bit more than stock

Its top speed is a bit more than stock

Motorsports

This 2019 Jetta should be good for over 208 mph

VW's Bonneville Jetta is shown at the Pikes Peak Fan Fest.

Official

It's way bigger, but arguably better

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.

First Drive

Don't confuse it for a Golf with a trunk

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.

Comparo

Comparing the two new compact sedans introduced in Detroit to the segment leader

How do Kia's and VW's bestsellers stack up?

Detroit

We chat with VW's North American CEO about the car and its MQB platform.

Out of 6.23 million global sales last year, the U.S. was a drop in the bucket. VW is bent on changing that.

Featured Video

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.

Detroit

Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance features are wrapped in new sheetmetal.

Digital Cockpit and lots of driver assistance tech.

Official

It will keep the current 1.4-liter turbo engine

Even the base model comes with some premium features.

First Drive

Will the Jetta return to its roots as a Golf with a trunk? We head to Arizona to find out.

Spy Shots

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

The mountain bike that came with it is long gone.

Hoping to lure outdoorsy, athletic types to the Jetta and Golf, Volkswagen partnered with the Trek bicycle company and sold Trek Edition cars with matching mountain bikes.

Opinion

Oil burners I've loved and lost – and the turbocharged future without diesel.

The Volkswagen TDI cheat saddled owners with something they didn't bargain for. It also saddled diesel admirers with the consequences of their enthusiasm.

Video

A Chinese park goer got a nasty surprise when a Siberian tiger pulled the bumper right off their Volkswagen.

Official

VW's simple statement says, 'Jetta Hybrid no longer available.'

Despite a new focus on electric vehicles, Volkswagen's single U.S. hybrid offering is being killed off.

Study

Kelley Blue Book says auction prices for Volkswagen diesels on its site have gone down 16 percent since the emissions scandal broke.

Video

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.

Report

Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn't had the same results here.

Official

Volkswagen has offered up the lightest of refreshes on its Jetta for 2015, making subtle styling tweaks to the front, rear and interior while adding a few doses of new equipment. One of the biggest tweaks is the new, 2.0-liter TDI engine, which is now more efficient, returning 45 miles per gallon on the freeway (compared to 42 mpg on the 2014 model) while retaining the previous engine's 236 pound-feet of torque.

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