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Volkswagen Jetta gets a small facelift – debuting at New York Auto Show

Mon, 14 Apr 2014

The VW Jetta gets a minor facelif

It’s three years since the current VW Golf with a boot – the Volkswagen Jetta – arrived, so it’s time for a nip and a tuck to keep it relevant. Volkswagen are planning to roll out a facelift for the Jetta (above) at the New York Auto Show in a few days time and, although this is the North American version of the Jetta, the European tweaks will be much the same.

That means an improvement in aerodynamics – by 10 per cent, say VW – with stop-start and low rolling resistance tyres to help economy too, a new nose with new grill, new bumpers and integrated fogs. You’ll also be able to option bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights and there are new lights at the back too.

Interior changes are even more minimal, with a new steering wheel, new instrument display and some new trim and fabric options.

When the facelifted Jetta arrives in the UK, the engine line-up is likely to stay much the same, with the 1.4 TSI petrol offering 148bhp and a 2.0 litre TDI diesel in a choice of 108bhp or 148bhp outputs. The 1.6 litre diesel looks like it will be dropped.

The 2014/2015 VW Jetta will go on sale in the UK in the summer after its New York Auto Show debut.

By Cars UK