The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived in Australia wearing the lowest price tag ever attached to the compact sedan.
The updated model costs $22,790 before on-road costs in 118TSI Trendline manual guise, down $2200 compared with its predecessor.
Volkswagen has also reintroduced a sporting variant, the 155TSI Highline Sport, priced from $39,990.
The 2015 Jetta is rolling out into dealerships now, and though Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated model or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta engine range includes two carry-over powerplants – the 118kW/240Nm 1.4-litre four-cylinder twin-charged 118TSI and the 103kW/320Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel 103TDI – and an updated version of the previously offered 147kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, which now produces 155kW and 280Nm.
The 118TSI engine is available in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline specification levels. The entry variant continues to be offered with six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automatic transmissions, while the top two specs come standard with the DSG.
The 103TDI and 155TSI engines come standard with six-speed DSGs.
The Jetta Trendline appears modestly specced, with equipment highlights including 16-inch alloy wheels, driver attention detection system, touchscreen display screen, and an eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. As with the rest of the 2015 Jetta range, it gets updated exterior styling and a refreshed interior that takes inspiration from the Mk7 Golf.
For an extra $4700, the Jetta Comfortline adds a host of features headlined by 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights and wipers, power-folding and auto-dipping side mirrors with puddle lamps, front and rear parking sensors and a reverse-view camera, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation, voice recognition, DVD player, in-built media hard-drive and an SD card input.
Another $4000 affords customers the Jetta Highline, which gains features such as partial leather upholstery, heated and electric front sports seats, and a proximity key with push-button start, among others.
In addition to the larger engine, the Highline Sport equipment grade adds 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and active cornering lamps, LED daytime running lights, tinted LED tail-lights, tinted windows, chrome exhaust tip, and steering wheel paddleshifters.
Stay tuned for official specifications and local images, expected soon.
2015 Volkswagen Jetta pricing (before on-road costs):
118TSI Trendline manual $22,790
118TSI Trendline DSG $25,290
118TSI Comfortline DSG $29,990
118TSI Highline DSG $33,990
103TDI Highline DSG $36,490
155TSI Highline Sport DSG $39,990
2015 Volkswagen Jetta engines:
1.4-litre four-cylinder twin-charged petrol
118kW at 5800rpm
240Nm at 1500-4500rpm
Six-speed manual (Trendline only) or seven-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automatic
6.5L/100km (manual); 6.2L/100km (DSG)
0-100km/h: 8.3 seconds
2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel
103kW at 4200rpm
320Nm at 1750-2500rpm
0-100km/h: 9.5 seconds
2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
155kW at 5300-6200rpm
280Nm at 1700-5200rpm
0-100km/h: 7.2 seconds
2015 Volkswagen Jetta standard features:
16-inch alloy wheels
Driver attention detection system
Manual air conditioning
Eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX, CD player
Touchscreen display screen
Leather-bound steering wheel and gear knob
Jetta Comfortline (adds over Trendline):
17-inch alloy wheels
Chrome window surrounds
Power folding and auto-dipping side mirrors with puddle lamps
Front and rear parking sensors
SD card input
In-built media hard-drive
Dual-zone climate control
Electric anti-glare rear-view mirror
Tyre pressure sensor
Chrome air vent surrounds
Manual front seat lumbar adjustment
Front seatback pockets
Jetta Highline (adds over Comfortline):
Partial leather seats
Heated and electric front sports seats
Storage compartment under passenger seat
Jetta Highline Sport (adds over Highline):
18-inch alloy wheels
Bi-xenon headlights and active cornering lamps
LED daytime running lights
Tinted LED tail-lights
Chrome exhaust tip
Steering wheel paddleshifters