Few days ago Volkswagen had put a photograph of the 2019 Jetta on the Volkswagen Canada home page captioned as “Coming soon: the All-New 2019 Jetta,” and now the automaker has officially released a sketch of the new compact sedan. The upcoming compact sedan is expected to make its international debut at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show.
The newly released sketch shows a much sleeker sedan with a crisp front and a rear window that slopes off gradually to the rear decklid while the grille is not much visible. The little detail of the grille that is visible looks more in line with the horizontal-lined grille of the current model. According to the reports, Volkswagen may adopt a 2-model strategy, similar to what it did with the Passat CC several years back. We can also expect a sunroof over the front seats from the coupe-like roofline of the sketch in order to give credence to that line of thinking.
However, the earlier released photo shows a little different look as compared to the newly teased sketch. Also, this might be because of lack of proper lighting in the photograph that shows various parts of the all-new sedan highlighted briefly. According to the picture, the window line that is similar and larger headlights almost appears as a throwback to a previous generation. And the big change would appear to be the addition of an egg-crate grille to the 2019 VW Jetta.
According to Hinrich Woebcken- CEO, Volkswagen North America, ‘‘the new Jetta will adopt a coupé-like silhouette, and that appears to hold true here. As you can see, the rear window slopes gently towards the lip spoiler and taillights, the latter linking up with pronounced creases near the beltline.’’
Although, there are few differences, but both the images also show similarities such as a character line that runs from the top of the slim taillights, though the door-handles to top of the front wheel arch, and the sketch appears to show bright tipped square shaped tailpipes as well. In terms of interior, the upcoming VW Jetta is expected to be roomier and more comfortable as it is built on VW’s front-drive or AWD MQB platform. Measuring 43.5 mm longer, 20 mm wider and 5 mm taller, with the wheelbase also up by 33 mm to 2,685 mm for the new VW Jetta compact sedan as compared to its predecessor. The same platform also works for Audi A3 and TT, and VW Golf, Passat and Tiguan, among other models across the entire Volkswagen Group.
Talking about the powertrain, the 2019 VW Jetta will get a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated to either a conventional eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual for the United States market. However, details about the powertrain in other markets have not been revealed yet and we’ll have to wait till the automaker makes any official announcements regarding the overall details about the compact sedan and the launch. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the 2019 VW Jetta.