2017 VW Jetta – New generation to be launched next year


The German Volkswagen AG corporation is preparing to release onto the market a new generation of the Jetta sedan. The official launch of the production car will not take place before 2017, but until that time, the automaker will reveal the concept, demonstrating what we should expect from the restyled model in the near future.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta release date

The MQB platform, which will underpin the Jetta VII, will allow the engineers to develop and manufacture cars of different wheelbase and different types of body at the same plant, hence saving money. The new Jetta will appear on sale in the first half of 2017.

Release date: first half of 2017

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2017 VW Jetta redesign

What form will the updated Volkswagen Jetta take? At the moment, there is very little information about it. However, journalists from the German magazine Auto Bild have recently managed to get some information concerning the new car. First of all, the next generation Jetta 2017 will increase in size externally and will resemble a larger version of the Passat CC – in other words, it will be a so-called 4-door coupe.

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The next generation Volkswagen Jetta will be released in no less than four different body styles. In addition to the usual sedan, it will be available as a wagon, as an all terrain Alltrack version and also as a four-door coupe in the style of a Passat CC. It may also appear as a version of the 2-door Jetta VII.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta price

The pricing range for the Jetta will most likely remain the same, starting at $28,000. It largely depends on the nature of the car that will be presented as the next generation Jetta, whether it will be just a restyled version or a completely new generation with new body panels and with a variety of body styles.

2017 Jetta engine

As regards the technical characteristics, then, as before, the sedan will share a lot with the new generation Volkswagen Golf. The basis of the new car will take the corporate MQB platform. Although there is currently little information about the Jetta engines, it can be assumed that they will be the same as for the new Golf. In this case we are talking about the 1.0 l TSI turbo with outstanding power of 116 horsepower, 1.4 l TDI turbodiesel engine and other power units – for example, the 1.8 liter TSI turbocharged engine power of 180 horsepower and 2.0 liter TDI diesel with 190 HP. All these engines will be available for the European version of the Jetta. The engine range for the US market has not yet been disclosed.

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2017 VW Jetta video review

2017 VW Jetta sport model

According to experts, the sports version of the Volkswagen Jetta (coupe version) could be a good alternative to the outdated Scirocco, which has remained unchanged for a long time, and according to rumors, will keep being produced until 2018. In turn, journalists do not see the point of the Jetta wagon: the Volkswagen Golf Variant is selling well, and to make such a similar model seems rather strange. However, Volkswagen has previously the Golf IV Variant and Bora Variant “station wagons” back in the 2000s.

Most likely, the new Jetta will share other technologies with the Golf. For example, the car will establish a system of recognizing gestures. Soon more detailed information will become available – it is possible that the concept will be presented to the public this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta pictures

2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T AT
Engine type DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, turbocharger
Displacement 1,4L
Power/torque 150 hp; 184 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 104.4 in
Length 183.3 in
Height 57.2 in
Passenger volume 109.8 cu.ft
Cargo volume 15.7 cu.ft
0-60 8,4 sec
Top speed 125 mph (est)
PRICE RANGE: $28,000-$32,000 (est)
Competitors: Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Ford Focus

  • MO Guy

    We are looking forward to the 2017 Jetta diesel, hoping it will be as good as our 2012. Cross fingers.

  • eliza

    I thought VW no longer perusing diesel vehicles?

    • Gaypimp

      Not in the US money

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.6

It will be difficult to attract people to the new Jetta after the infamous “dieselgate” scandal, at least for the time being. Furthermore, there is no information regarding an impending release of the new car. Yet when it does appear, the new generation should draw customers to the complete new level of quality along with an affordable price.

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