Volkswagen has unveiled the new Jetta, which will have BlueMotion Technology applied to the 1.6-litre TDI, resulting in it returning 68 mpg and emitting 109 g/km CO2.
Even the petrol version gets the BlueMotion treatment – the new 105 PS 1.2-litre TSI version achieves 53.2 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 123 g/km CO2.
There’s also a new twincharged 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine, which is designed to offer both performance and economy.
The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS and 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS continue unchanged. Another diesel on offer is the 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS.
BlueMotion Technology modifications include Start/Stop and battery regeneration.
The Jetta also has new styling, both inside and outside, and typically with new models, it’s slightly larger than the outgoing model, resulting in greater legroom for rear seat passengers.
The original Jetta was launched in Germany in 1979 with over 9.6 million vehicles sold since.
It’s the biggest selling German saloon car in North America where it accounts for 110,000 sales every year.
Sales of the new Jetta in the UK will start in early 2011 with prices and specifications being announced nearer this time.
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