2015 Volkwagen Jetta is Redesigned and Budget-Friendly
Ready, set, Jetta! The 2015 version of the family-friendly sedan has been redesigned and is set to hit the market in the third quarter of this year. The newest Jetta has a frugal base MSRP of $17,325 for the 2.0-liter S, and goes as high as $31,670 for the Hybrid SEL Premium. Between these two models are the 1.8-liter turbo (1.8T) and the TDI diesel, both of which come in various trim levels with their own extensive list of standard features.
The exterior of the 2015 Jetta features some cosmetic changes as well as some changes that alter the car’s appearance and improve aerodynamics. Optional Bi-Xenon lights feature a distinctive L-shaped LED running light pattern. A larger air inlet and redesigned fog lights give the Jetta what VW calls a more substantial appearance.
On a more practical front, the new front bumper and refined air intakes reduce drag and the 1.8T and TDI models feature a closeable radiator shutter. The shutter, which opens and closes automatically based on vehicle speed and cooling needs, guides airflow around the front of the vehicle while closed improving aerodynamics and increasing fuel efficiency.
The interior has been updated to include optional appearance packages for the instrument cluster and console as well as a new multi-function steering wheel and redesigned air vent controls. Several driver assistance systems are also available based on the package selected including:
- Blind Spot Detection using radar sensors to monitor the space around the car. A flashing symbol on the outer area of the side mirrors indicates vehicles in the area typically “blind” to the driver.
- Rear cross traffic alert works with the cars radar sensors to detect vehicles behind and approaching from the side that may be difficult for the driver to see.
- Frontal collision warning warns the driver of critical front-end collision situations with an audible signal and a clear symbol on the instrument cluster.
- Advanced Front Lighting System moves the optional Bi-Xenon headlights up to 15 degrees when the vehicle turns to illuminate corners in turns.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta will be in showrooms starting in the third quarter of 2014.