The recently unveiled all-new Volkswagen Jetta, at the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), marks an important step in the history of the brand’s best-selling model. The seventh-generation car moves to the award-winning MQB platform, which allowed the design team to redefine the Jetta with more dynamic proportions, a more modern design, and improved interior space compared to the previous generation.
Front-end looks of the new VW Jetta comprise horizontal lines, a VW signature, the distinctive unit formed by the radiator grille and the standard LED headlights. The trapezoidal grille is composed of four chrome bars, two of which flow into the headlight housings where the LEDs pick up the lines and connect them for a wrap-around effect.
The car’s silhouette is marked by its taut surfaces and a long, extended side window. The coupe-like impression of the #jetta is reinforced by an offset roofline, a narrow strip that runs parallel to the actual roofline and into the C-pillar—which visually reduces the car’s height. Beneath the shoulder, on the level of the door handles, there is a precisely carved character line that runs as an undercut. Its shadow surface tapers toward the rear, slightly arrow-shaped. The wheelarches and side sills also form a powerful unit with their muscular design. The side sills here are marked by an integrated light line, which continues into the rear body.
From the rear, the arch-shaped trailing edge extends into the shoulder section and forms the trunk lid. The spoiler, which is integrated into the body design, emphasizes the sedan’s impressive width.
The interior brings up the essential modernization and premium-ness of this model, highlighted by the new instruments and infotainment system, Trapezoidal design elements from the exterior brought forth to the inside for a touch of sportiness and all-round premium materials.
The upper section of Jetta’s dash panel integrates instrumentation, including the available #volkswagen Digital Cockpit, and infotainment into one trapezoidal unit. Clustering all-key functional units helps focus the driver’s attention in one area, while also creating a clean design aesthetic. Another noteworthy feature is the climate control interface, which is located as a separate module on the center console.
In addition, the lower part of the instrument panel has a strictly horizontal design with a fine decorative trim strip that runs beneath the cockpit, across the entire instrument panel and into the doors. Just below this sits the main line of the available 10-color ambient lighting system. Coupled with the driver profile selection feature, in Normal profile, the light is white, in the Sport profile red, and in the Eco profile blue. The driver can set any of the ten colors for the Individual mode.
Further information about the new Jetta such as pricing and color, accessories options will made available in due course.