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VW enhances the Jetta


SINCE 1980, Volkswagen sold over 273 000 Jettas, locally, and over 14 million units worldwide, since 1979. Now, there’s a refreshed version of the current Jetta available with a host of upgrades. Last year alone, Volkswagen delivered 925 000 units worldwide – this makes the Jetta one of the top selling cars of the brand and of the entire group.


Designers have redesigned the front and rear ends to make the new Jetta sportier and more modern. The front end is now sharper and the rear end has improved aerodynamic properties, thereby reducing air drag by 10 percent. At the front, the new sporty sedan can be recognised by its redesigned radiator grille with three cross fins, turn signal and LED daytime driving lights as well as a new bumper.

Designers also redesigned the rear body with reworked boot lid, tail lights, VW logo and bumper, identifying this as a new Jetta.


Volkswagen introduced numerous aerodynamic modifications into the design and equipment of the Jetta. Some of the modifications can be recognised at first glance, while others are subtle. At the front end, air drag was reduced by the new bumper, perfected air inlets and aerodynamically optimised rain gutters on the sides near the A-pillars. Only a closer look reveals such modifications.

Interior renovations

The new Jetta gets new instruments in a sporty tube look, multifunction display in the instruments, a new generation steering wheel, new accents for the centre console, high-gloss black trim around the gear shift lever, new chrome accents (varies by derivative), redesigned controls for the air nozzles as well as designs for the seats and door trim.


The engine line-up is unchanged. The new Jetta offers three petrol units: 1.2 TSI 77kW, 1.4 TSI 90kW and 1.4 TSI 118kW plus two diesel units: 1.6 TDI 77kW and a 2.0 TDI 103kW.   


1.2 TSI 77kW Trendline  R258 000
1.4 TSI 90kW Trendline R272 500
1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline R286 700
1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline DSG R302 700
1.6 TDI 77kW Comfortline R302 900
1.6 TDI 77kW Comfortline DSG R318 900
1.4 TSI 118kW Highline DSG R331 900
2.0 TDI 103kW Highline DSG R358 000

Peace of mind

The new Jetta range comes standard with a five-year/90 000km AutoMotionService Plan, three-year/120 000km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.

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