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2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived in Australia wearing the lowest price tag ever attached to the compact sedan.

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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.

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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.

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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:

118TSI

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

103TDI

2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

103kW at 4200rpm

320Nm at 1750-2500rpm

Six-speed DSG

5.5L/100km

0-100km/h: 9.5 seconds

155TSI

2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol

155kW at 5300-6200rpm

280Nm at 1700-5200rpm

Six-speed DSG

7.8L/100km

0-100km/h: 7.2 seconds

 

2015 Volkswagen Jetta standard features:

Jetta Trendline:

16-inch alloy wheels

Driver attention detection system

Cruise control

Manual air conditioning

Eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX, CD player

Touchscreen display screen

Leather-bound steering wheel and gear knob

Cloth upholstery

Metallic trim

Jetta Comfortline (adds over Trendline):

17-inch alloy wheels

Auto headlights

Rain-sensing wipers

Chrome grille

Chrome window surrounds

Power folding and auto-dipping side mirrors with puddle lamps

Front and rear parking sensors

Reverse-view camera

SD card input

In-built media hard-drive

DVD player

Voice recognition

Satellite navigation

Dual-zone climate control

Electric anti-glare rear-view mirror

Tyre pressure sensor

Woodgrain trim

Chrome air vent surrounds

Manual front seat lumbar adjustment

Front seatback pockets

Floor mats

Rear armrest

Rear cupholders

Ski flap

Cargo net

Jetta Highline (adds over Comfortline):

Headlamp washers

Front foglights

Proximity key

Push-button start

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

Tinted windows

Chrome exhaust tip

Steering wheel paddleshifters