The updated 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is now on sale in Australia, bringing new tech, tweaked looks and sharp new pricing.
For 2015, the refreshed Jetta kicks off from $22,790, well below the $26,460 price the range opened with when it first launched back in 2011.
Volkswagen has sweetened the pie however with a new campaign, running until March 31, that cuts the entry price to $21,990 drive-away.
By comparison, Toyota’s successful Corolla sedan starts at $20,740 before on-road costs, translating to around $24,000 drive-away.
Two petrol engines and one diesel are on the table for 2015, mirroring the line-up of the outgoing 2011-2014 range.
Opening the range is the 118TSI, driven by a 118kW/240Nm four-cylinder petrol engine. Fuel consumption is listed at 6.5 l/100km with the six-speed manual, dropping to 6.2 l/100km with the seven-speed DSG auto.
Topping the petrol pair is the 155TSI, driven by the previous Golf GTI’s 2.0 litre four-cylinder, delivering 155kW and 280Nm. Offered with a six-speed DSG auto, fuel figures for the 155TSI are listed at 7.8 l/100km.
Representing the diesel end is the 103kW/320Nm 103TDI four-cylinder. Again offered only with a six-speed DSG auto, the 103TDI lists fuel use at 5.5 l/100km.
Four trim grades are offered with the 2015 Jetta sedan: entry Trendline, mid-spec Comfortline, up-spec Highline and the top-shelf Highline Sport.
Available in 118TSI form only, Trendline’s features include 16-inch alloy wheels, XDL electronic differential lock, and Volkswagen’s Driver Fatigue Detection System.
There’s also an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth calling and audio streaming, cruise control and a leather trim to the steering wheel and gear knob.
Moving up to the 118TSI Comfortline adds the RNS510 sat-nav system, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, automatically dimming mirror and ‘comfort’ seats.
Upgrading to Highline, available with the 118TSI and 103TDI, adds 17-inch alloys, leather-accented trim with ‘comfort sport’ front seats, powered driver’s seat, keyless entry and start, front fog lights and static cornering lights.
Topping the range is the 155TSI Highline Sport, which gains sports suspension, 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime lights, LED tail lights, tinted windows, steering-mounted paddle shifters and a multi-function steering wheel.
PRICING (drive-away prices in brackets)
- 118TSI Trendline manual - $22,790 ($21,990)
- 118TSI Trendline DSG - $25,290 ($24,490)
- 118TSI Comfortline DSG - $29,990 ($29,990)
- 118TSI Highline DSG - $33,990 ($34,490)
- 103TDI Highline DSG - $36,490 ($36,990)
- 155TSI Highline Sport - $39,990 ($39,990)