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Here is the New VW Jetta

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Fuel Efficiency

Here is the New VW Jetta

After releasing a cool rendering, Volkswagen finally took the wraps off the next-gen Jetta in Geneva. You can expect to see the 2019 model at dealerships this summer, so that’s not much of a wait.

As you can clearly see, the new VW Jetta has more grownup looks, both outside and in. Volkswagen also says the EPA fuel economy estimates come in at 30 mph city, 40 highway, and 35 combined – impressive numbers. One key to achieving that level of efficiency was actually revising the exterior design for better aerodynamics. The car also now has active grille shutters, plus one of those dreaded stop-start systems for the engine.

The 1.4-liter TSI engine works with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The reason trannies with so many gears are in style is that they help keep engine RPMs in an optimal range, which saves on fuel. Most are also pretty smooth, so you don’t notice too much that they’re shifting more often.

Volkswagen is also including low rolling-resistance tires with the Jetta. Supposedly they don’t hurt cornering performance.

Overall, the message of this new Jetta is that Volkswagen wants to play nice, help people save on fuel without cheating emissions tests, and move forward. Will this be enough to sway buyers? We’ll just have to see.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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