The all-new 2018 VW Jetta is all set to be re-designed and bestow a more stable and refined driving experience. It is also expected to be a little wider and longer than that of the existing sedan models of Volkswagen. It is highly unlikely that the new model would have a diesel option particularly with there being a general disliking for diesel cars in the US market.
2018 VW Jetta – Design and Safety Features
There is a scintillating hexagonal grille up front and the lines in the headlights continue into the grille fitting firmly into VW’s recent design language. The handling and performance are expected to be top-notch as well. At the back, the car possesses the traditional and trademark VW styling that gels beautifully with the new look tail-lamps.
It is highly predicted that the new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta would witness more soft-touch plastics and high-grade leather to make it a certainty that there is even more of a luxurious feel alongside a better sound insulation.
The majority of the Jetta versions have a standard 5-speed manual transmission. However, a 6-speed automatic transmission is available as well. The GLI model which is the range-topper is endowed with a 6-speed manual having an option of 6-speed DSG dual-clutch.
Although still not officially confirmed, however; there are sayings that efforts are being made to develop a 10-speed dual-clutch transmission that will even shift faster than the present DSG. The 2018 VW Jetta might well feature the full range of driver assistance technology.
2018 VW Jetta – Engine Specs
Using 1.4-liter turbo as the base engine the Jetta leverages out 150hp with 184 lb-ft of torque. With a 184lb-ft of twist, the mid-level engine which uses 1.8-liter turbo churns out 170hp. The GLI model which tops the chart produces 210hp with 207 lb-ft using 2.0-liter turbo.
Availability and Cost of the 2018 VW Jetta
The release date will be at the end of the year. The price will be somewhere around $20,000 in order to stay afloat in the competitive market. For the higher trims, the price quite naturally and subsequently rises as well.
To sum up, although scarce information is available as of now regarding the 2018 VW Jetta, still, it can easily be said that it is going to be redesigned keeping the contemporary aspect in mind and that might just affect its usual sporty and luxurious feel a bit. With plenty of speculations going on as to how the car would turn up and unfold eventually it is indeed going to be a good few months worth waiting for it in anticipation.