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Old 15th June 2010, 19:56   #46
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Default New Jetta Unveiling

9.00 PM IST/ 11.25 EST (New York City)
1668 viewers logged on and ticking upwards in increments of 30
Volkswagen Upcoming & Concept Cars - New 2011 VW Jetta

Schedule of Events
11.25 EST Introduction/ Vehicle Debut
11.30 EST Katy Perry Performance

9.01 Pm IST
upwards of 2000 viewers logged in.
Muzak in the background, but only the VW logo to show for it.

Schedule of Events (continued)
12.00 EST Mario Batali Cooking Demonstration
100- 1.30 EST Event

Event gets off 10 mins late with a crashed live stream!!
People all over the world complain of German punctuality, but like the starting price of 16 thousand US! In Indian money, thats cheaper than a Polo TDI Highline in Bangalore!

The car is not new. We've seen it leaked earlier.
Katy Perry is like a candy cone. Too sweet and full of air.
There is hardly any car, and the stream keeps stuttering to a halt.

Katy Perry starts off with "I kissed a girl..." Hardly the type of demographic who buys the Jetta!

Some other social stream ventings:

"wow nice car too bad this girl can't sing!just now Rob Ricketts"

The new #jetta kind of looks like the A4! I like it just now ashkalei

We want to see more of the jetta........ not this katy perry bs...just now Joshua Swanson

who is this chick?just now Jesse Webb

heres some cool pics -- Autoblog-volkswagen- jetta/#3080823just now Hunter FrazierAll in all, hardly any car, and more pop singer with cooking to come.
Head over to the VW site for a press release if possible.

9.25 PM IST Meantime, there is more stuff here: Officially Official: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta offers Teutonic titillation for around $16,000 — Autoblog

"The sixth-generation 2011 Jetta is a pretty big deal for Volkswagen. The automaker has developed a completely new platform for the new model (instead of simply relying on Golf architecture), and the end result is a car that is 3.5 inches longer than its predecessor. This should mean that much more passenger room will be on deck, enabling the Jetta to really compete within the midsize sedan segment. As for the design, it's admittedly a bit predictable, but we're glad to see the Jetta no longer being styled as a Golf sedan. What's more, we can see hints of the NCC concept car from this year's Detroit Auto Show, and while it's not overly sexy, it still looks clean and crisp.

One place where there isn't much news, however, is under the hood. The 2.5-liter inline-five and 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four are carried over from the current car, and we'll see a return of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four for the Jetta GLI. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be on hand, including Volkswagen's well-liked DSG on TDI and 2.0T models.

An all-new interior is similar to what Volkswagen has done with the Golf and CC cabins. We're sure that cloth and leather will be available, as well as a host of interior upgrades like navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and so on.

Volkswagen hasn't released the official pricing as of this writing, but it is saying that the car will start around $16,000 when it arrives at North American dealerships this October."


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Volkswagen Announces World Debut of All-New 2011 Jetta, Delivering Sophisticated Style at an Accessible Price

All-new 2011 Jetta Sets New Standard in its Class Delivering Sophisticated Style, Precision German Engineering and Carefree Maintenance at an Accessible Price


HERNDON, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the world debut of its all-new 2011 Jetta, delivering style, precision German engineering and Carefree Maintenance, all at an extremely accessible price. At a starting price point of around $16,000, the all-new 2011 Jetta offers best in class rear legroom, a premium interior and Volkswagen essentials. Unveiled for the first time today at an unexpected urban oasis in Times Square, New York, the all-new 2011 Jetta features clean lines, refined side architecture and premium style combined with Volkswagen's trademark precision German engineering. The all-new 2011 Jetta sets a new standard in its class and will be available in the U.S. this October.

"Today marks the beginning of a new era for Volkswagen and for Jetta," said Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "The all-new 2011 Jetta is a class-up driving experience with the kind of styling, design and power under the hood normally found in more expensive luxury cars. At an extremely attractive price, this car is sophisticated, fun to drive and practical."

Engine and Transmission

The North American version of the all-new 2011 Jetta features the powerful and efficient German engineering drivers have come to expect from Volkswagen. Four engines will be available in the U.S. and Canada, including a 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel featuring common rail injection with 236 lbs-ft. of torque (320 Newton-meters). The engine runs as quietly as a gasoline engine, but yields the power of a sports car achieving 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Additional engines include the 2.0, 2.5 R5, and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI. All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. An automatic transmission will also be available with each engine version as an option. On the new 2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen will offer the 6-speed DSG - one of the most advanced and efficient automatic transmission systems in the world. In the U.S., S, SE, SEL and TDI versions of the Jetta will be available, as will a 2.0-liter GLI.

Exterior

The all-new 2011 Jetta has been completely overhauled, inside and out. Its new wheelbase and exterior length are significantly bigger than its predecessor - resulting in superior performance, more space and greater comfort. At 182.7-inches long, 57.1 inches tall and 70.1 inches wide, it is more than 3.5 inches longer than its predecessors. The interplay of exterior dimensions leads to a powerful balance of proportions. In parallel, the new Volkswagen 'design DNA' sharpens the car's styling. This has resulted in clear, precise lines and athletically muscular surfaces, which lend a timeless elegance and dynamic styling to the sedan.

On the front end of the car, the prominence of horizontal lines defines the design. The high-gloss black radiator grille combines with the car's trapezoidal headlights to form a styling unit. Under this is the fully painted bumper, which is designed as cleanly as a sculpted surface. Below that, another cooling air intake and the tray-shaped front spoiler gives the car a sporty finish. The upper front end section shows a powerful transition from the v-shaped engine hood to the fenders on the sides; the shoulder section realized here derived from the NCC concept car, and provides dynamic and muscular styling.

The styling characteristics in the side profile of the Jetta meld into yet another interpretation of the 'design DNA' conceptualized by Walter de Silva, the Italian Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group and the German Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, Klaus Bischoff. A great example of the unique styling characteristics is found in the shoulder or 'tornado' line and the powerfully emphasized arches of the wheel wells. Formally, they intersect the large homogeneous surfaces, conveying a strong dynamic image. Thanks to wide track dimensions, the wheel arches also form a precise transition - as though cut with a knife - up to the tires, which could be as much as 18-inches.

With integrated turn signal indicators, the styling of the outside mirrors emulates the larger CC. Compared with the previous model, the all-new Jetta has grown in clarity and pre-eminence in its side profile. Harmonized surfaces and sporty shoulders dominate the rear section. Powerful in illumination and visually distinctive, the taillights are split into two sections, extending on either side from the fender into the tailgate.

Interior

A key benefit of the extended wheelbase is that it resulted in a more comfortable layout of the five-seat rear seating area. Legroom is now a long 38.1 inches, a 2.6-inch gain from the previous model. Customers looking for a more personalized touch can for the first time have interior accents changed out at a Volkswagen dealer.

Engineers went to work on the interior down to the finest details, providing a level of quality and perfection far beyond other vehicles in its class. A common conceptual thread throughout the car is the intuitive controls and well-arranged instruments. The new steering wheel designs impress both visually and to the touch. The right hand rests ergonomically on the gear shift grip. Further up on the center console are the newly designed and intuitive controls for climate, radio and radio-navigation systems. This console section is slightly inclined toward the driver for ideal alignment of the cockpit. Also in optimal view are the round instruments. The multifunction display (trip computer) is located between them.

The rear bench seatback is split 40/60 and folds, increasing the car's versatility. The tailgate can also be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch. Up to six airbags (two front airbags, two side airbags in front, two window airbags/thorax airbags in the area of the front side windows) are also part of the equipment package.

Safety

Previous Jetta versions received accolades for safety with features like electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring standard. The all-new 2011 Jetta has been further enhanced with even more protections and crash safety improvements
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This clearly indicates that VW is putting a lot of emphasis on the Jetta lately,from the fact that it now shuns the 'Golf with a boot' tag. Maybe VW's gearing up the Jetta to pivot sales in the North American and European markets. Waiting for this one to make it to India.Should be a comprehensive performer!
You're absolutely right!

VW is looking to shun the 'Golf with a boot' image that the Jetta is known for. They are desperately trying to give it a new personality altogether. However, designing it on the lines of it's smaller sibling, the Polo, might not work as well as they'd be hoping.
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At 4644mm length it is quite big and clearly aimed at the US market. The design is too understated to the point of becoming boring. I am starting to think the current gen Jetta looks better.
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VW is looking to shun the 'Golf with a boot' image that the Jetta is known for. They are desperately trying to give it a new personality altogether. However, designing it on the lines of it's smaller sibling, the Polo, might not work as well as they'd be hoping.
True! But in the US,the Jetta's key market,the Polo doesn't have a presence yet, although VW's considering the Polo for the US in 2011 . Coming back to the styling,with the right alloys,this will be one hell of classy,understated looker.I like!
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Wow this jetta looks better that the current one.Somehow i always remember the (Old) TATA Indigo whenever i see the jetta.

The new jetta's back looks like AUDI and side profile reminds me of BMW

Is this expected in india by 2010?
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True! But in the US,the Jetta's key market,the Polo doesn't have a presence yet, although VW's considering the Polo for the US in 2011 . Coming back to the styling,with the right alloys,this will be one hell of classy,understated looker.I like!
It is quite good looking in an understated way, but a little too similar to the Polo IMO. And it definitely doesn't look like a car that, in most probability, will carry a price tag of 17-22 lakh.

On an unrelated topic, I wonder how the Polo would fare in the US market. And on the other hand, I wonder how the Lupo would do in our Indian market. The Up! is said to be its replacement and if I remember correctly, VW had decided to make India the manufacturing hub for the new project.
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Clearly very under-stated.
Looks too much like the polo with an add on boot and is ofcourse better than the current Indian model. I somehow prefer the current Jetta rear though.
Looks too much like Audi.
True what they say - VW is the poor man's AUDI and the slightly richer man's Skoda.
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$16,000 !! For a car that is substantially larger than the polo, has many standard safety features (read airbags, abs etc). I would be surprised if the Indian Polo retails anywhere close to this figure with the same standard equipment, leave alone the Jetta. Which begs the question - Is VW, along with every other manufacturer taking the Indian consumer for a royal ride by over pricing their cars?
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$16,000 !! For a car that is substantially larger than the polo, has many standard safety features (read airbags, abs etc). I would be surprised if the Indian Polo retails anywhere close to this figure with the same standard equipment, leave alone the Jetta. Which begs the question - Is VW, along with every other manufacturer taking the Indian consumer for a royal ride by over pricing their cars?
It is not the car manufacturers but the Indian governments (federal/state) that take customers for a ride. When you buy a car, anywhere between 30% to 70% of the OTR value is actually tax. Car manufacturers make <10% margin on cars - it is the government that takes majority of the sale proceeds.
If you calculate and subtract the tax amount from the OTR price of the car, you will see a very competitive pricing for every car sold in India.

Manufacturing related taxes : Excise duty, tax on components, import duties
Sale related taxes : VAT, road tax

Many taxes are cumulative (tax on tax on tax ...). For example, you pay road tax on sales tax (VAT) on excise duty.
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Default New VW Jetta - Looks amazing!!

BSmotoring website has pictures of the new Jetta, it looks absolutely gorgeous and its rear looks like its straight out of Audi A6.

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I think the 6th gen VW Jetta has been launched at times square a couple of days back. The VW USA website shows the new Jetta. Here is the link . And yes it looks gorgeous.
And yes, from the rear it looks like an Audi A6/A4.

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I think the 6th gen VW Jetta has been launched at times square a couple of days back. The VW USA website shows the new Jetta. Here is the link . And yes it looks gorgeous.
And yes, from the rear it looks like an Audi A6/A4.
Another VW with Audi inspired design.
VW cars have lived under the shadow of Audi for quite some time, but, they are different character all together. Yes there is sharing of technology & knowhow, but, somehow people recall an Audi when they see a VW.

It is not good for VW, especially when it is categorised with stable mates Seat, etc, thus, I somehow feel that the VW brand is deliberately made feel inferior.

I wish they come out with strong brand promotion of VW.

The new Jetta is a completely different car from the existing Jetta (that is based on the Rabbit/ Golf), & is new platform. It is actually bigger & better than the current model. Seems like specially designed for North America.

India won't get it before than 2011 end.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...-jetta-vi.html (Spied: New VW Jetta VI)

There is already a thread on this, given that its not an Indian car yet.
Mods might want to close this?
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I don't think this will come to India any time soon as the present Jetta haven't had even a decent run ( time-span wise) in the market else the present owners might feel short changed.
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