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    Default VW Jetta for Europe revealed

    How North American VW owners are being short-changed with the latest Jetta. Autocar did a good job in sumarizing the differences.

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...-Jetta/253647/

    Volkswagen has revealed this European-spec version of its new Jetta saloon in Germany.

    The cosmetic differences over the US version of the car, launched earlier this year, are described by VW as subtle. But the real changes are underneath, where European models get their own distinct engine line-up and a more sophisticated suspension system.

    While US Jettas make do with a simple torsion beam rear suspension set-up, European buyers get a four-link system similar to one seen in the Golf. The system differs from the one used in the outgoing Jetta too, with the car now sporting a wider rear rack and revised springs and dampers.

    European buyers can choose from a range of VWs TSI and TDI engines. Petrol units include 104bhp 1.2 TSI and 120bhp 1.4 TSI options, while the diesels are a 104bhp 1.6 TDI and a 2.0 TDI with either 138bhp or 168bhp. A range of manual and DSG gearboxes are also on offer.

    Other changes to the European model include the adoption of an electro-mechanical steering system as standard.

    While the Passat-inspired exterior changes are limited, inside European buyers will get higher-quality materials and trims.

    The new Jetta will be built at VWs Puebla plant in Mexico, also the production base for the firms next Beetle.

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    Not really a fan.... looks like an oversized version of the 2010 Polo Sedan:



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    How much will the base model cost in Europe? The base one here starts at 15.5 K
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Full Monty View Post
    How much will the base model cost in Europe? The base one here starts at 15.5 K
    Holy shit. That's only 2K more than a Polo. If it's that cheap it's a good deal.


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    Exactly. The "cheaper quality and lack of technology" is what keeps the price low. Otherwise, people will be paying close 22 for a base.
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    Yeah NA is 'shortchanged' - that is what Hans in Deutschland will be when he pays a much higher premium for his four link suspension & gizmos...

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    looks like manufacturers are essentially making their different models from one design i.e. mitsubishi
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