“More Jetta for less!”
THAT was among the ways the new Volkswagen Jetta was described during its media launch today.
Available in three variants, the new Jetta is priced* at RM108,990 for the Trendline, RM117,990 for the Comfortline; and RM128,990 for the Highline variant.
Since its introduction in Malaysia in 2011, the Jetta has been one of Volkswagen’s most popular models, ranking amongst the best mid-size sedans available in the market. It is also one of the most powerful cars in its class.
“This new, locally-assembled Jetta offers an aspirational drive that marries sportiness with performance and safety – all without compromising on its fuel efficient consumption levels. And with the option of a multiline, there is a Jetta to fit the different needs and budget of our customers,” said Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) managing director (brand and human resource operations) Alin Tapalaga.
The new Jetta is the first Volkswagen model to be launched by VPCM, since the company officially began operations in September.
“VPCM will continue to offer Malaysians multiline options in future Volkswagen models – and, like the new Jetta, these will also be very competitively priced. Moreover, improving the overall ownership experience for Volkswagen owners remains a key focus for us – we have begun enhancement steps with the introduction of a five-year manufacturer warranty which took effect on the 1st of September,” added Tapalaga.
The new Jetta and other Volkswagen cars purchased after Sept 1 will now enjoy 5-year manufacturer warranty along with 5-year roadside assistance.
Four colours are available – Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.
Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, visit www.volkswagen.com.my .
Engine and performance
The new Jetta combines a new generation, 1.4L TSI single-turbocharged engine with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) that delivers an impressive output of 148hp, and a torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm – making it amongst the most powerful vehicles in its segment.
The only car in its segment with a 7-speed gearbox, the new Jetta accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds. Despite its sporty performance, the Jetta features a combined fuel consumption of approximately 5.0 litres per 100km on making it the segment leader in fuel efficiency.
Energy Efficient Vehicle
The new Jetta is now EEV (Energy Efficient Vehicle) certified thanks to features such as Start/Stop function, regenerative braking and coasting function. As a result, fuel efficiency is increased, and the running costs for the new Jetta is lowered.
Start/Stop deactivates the engine when the car is at a standstill and reactivates when it starts moving, while regenerative braking recycles the lost energy by storing it and using it for acceleration. The coasting function allows the driver to roll over a longer distance once the driver’s foot is off the accelerator.
Since safety is at the core of all Volkswagen vehicles, the new Jetta comes equipped with multi-collision brakes, brake disc wipers, six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) as well as Hill-Hold Control.
Additionally, the locally assembled Jetta comes with safety-optimised front head restraints, anti-theft alarm system with interior surveillance system, anti-pinch power windows and ISOFIX anchorage point for child seats.
Inside the Jetta, there is an assortment of aesthetic and functional features such as a KESSY keyless entry and push start, leather multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters for easy manoeuvring. Other functional features include auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, auto power windows and cooled glove compartment.
For driver and passenger comfort, the Jetta is furnished with “Vienna” leather seat upholstery, height adjustable armrest with rear air-conditioner vents, 12-way driver electric seat and dual-Climatronic automatic air conditioning system for the comfort of all passengers.
The new Jetta incorporates the Volkswagen design DNA, featuring elegant design lines and redefined aerodynamics with new front and bumper grilles with rear bumper tail lamps.
New highlights include 17-inch “Queensland” alloy wheels and chrome grilles, front and rear fog lights, and LED tail lamp. Its bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights comes with automatic headlight activation with “Leaving Home” and manual “Coming Home” functions, and exterior mirror with environment lighting to assist drivers in dark areas. An addition to this system is the headlamp washer system for convenience and improved visibility.
Enhanced entertainment features
The new RCD330G head unit offers a wide range of connectivity options through a capacitive touch display, single CD player (WMA/MP3 compatible), USB and iPod interface, AUX-IN support, SD card slot, and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile and audio streaming. Volkswagen’s MirrorLink function in the new Jetta simplifies smartphone operations, making it more convenient and hands free for drivers. – http://www.thesundaily.my/