VW unveiled the updated 2015 Jetta ahead of the car’s official debut at the New York Auto Show this week. The update includes subtle styling changes, and an updated diesel engine, and new driver assistance systems with enhanced content.
VW has restyled the front and rear ends of the Jetta by applying a redesigned radiator grille with three cross fins, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) and a new bumper.
The taillights, rear logos and bumper have also been reworked, and the taillights will feature LED technology.
New available driver assistance technologies include Blind Spot Detection plus rear cross-traffic alert and frontal collision warning, as well as Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), turn signal, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
As for the powertrain, the 140hp 2.0 liter TDI engine will be replaced with the latest 150hp 2.0 Liter EA288 diesel unit, producing 236 lb-ft of torque and is 8 percent more fuel-efficient, returning a manufacturer-estimated 32 mpg (7.35 l/100 km) city, 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km) highway and 37 mpg (6.35 l/100 km) combined.
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