The Volkswagen Golf, with its amiable blend of practicality, sportiness, and comfort, is an easy car to love. However, for those who want a little performance vigor and secure package might want to take a look at the yet to-be released 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.
And more specifically, our review below will incline more to the range topping GTI model which comes with very interesting performance specs and striking appearance. For starters, he GTI basically jumpstarted the hot batch segment back in the mid ‘70’s.
The range topping model will rope-in a peppy turbocharged engine and fine-tuned suspension system. It will also feature minor changes to its exterior appearance. Inside, Jetta will take pride in Volkswagen’s new MIB 2 infotainment system that will include the brand’s Car-Net smartphone connectivity, USB plug-ins, touchscreen and roadside assistance services.
Exterior Photos- 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
Much like last year’s model, the new model will borrow much of its sporty cues from its hatchback cousin – Golf GTI. With the facelift comes major changes both at the front and rear fascia, which will make the Jetta GTI more assertive than its previous model.
While still some of the exterior will come unaltered like the headlamps, other areas like the grille will come slightly larger and will incorporate the Golf’s trademark red stripe. Furthermore, a black stripe will run through the grille’s center, thus setting it apart from the GTI’s.
Also, there will be more visible changes beneath like the modifications done on the bumper grille and foglights as well as the black ornaments surrounding it. The previous model’s vertical fog lamps have now been replaced by horizontal ones, while the black inserts are now smaller, therefore giving the bumper a sportier stance.
Around back, the vehicle will come with redesigned LED taillights, a new bumper exhaust design that will incorporate a diffuser like piece and a pair of exhausts, and a reshaped truck lid. Both the SEL and SE trim models will now come with 18” Mallory designed alloy wheels wrapped in optional summer performance tires or standard all-season tires.
The SEL model will come with standard Bi-Xenon headlights incorporated with Adaptive Front-lighting system.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Spy Pics
Volkswagen is yet to release the images of the refreshed interior design, but it is on record having said that Jetta GLI model will come with the new MIB 2 infotainment system with Car-Net connectivity and USB connectivity.
Standard features to expect include automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start, heated seats, a Fender premium audio system, six way power driver seat, a sunroof, front/rear Park Distance Control, and a rear view camera.
Top of the range model will also get VW’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system as standard, it halts the vehicle automatically when a primary collision is detected by airbags sensors.
And in case you select the SEL trim, the GLI will receive a standard navigation system, blind spot detection with rear traffic alert, Bi-Xenon headlights, and Homelink. The features are optional for the SE trim.
Engine Specs – 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
Under the hood of the vehicle will be an unchanged powerplant that graced the previous model. A 2L 4-cylinder TSI engine found on the Golf GTI will return for the 2016 year model. The four cylinder banger will be able to generate around 210 hp and 207 pounds of torque and will be paired to a either the VW’s trademark DSG gearbox or a six-cylinder manual.
It will be able to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.7 sec, therefore making it half a second slower than the Golf GTI. Fuel economy for the powerplant is rated at 23/33 mpg in the city/highway. For purposes of references, the 1.8T Sport has a fuel return of 25/37 mpg in the city/highway, while the TDI engine, on the other hand, returns an amazing 31/46 mpg in the city/highway.
Also, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI car is less efficient than the Golf GTI model, which returns an approximated 25/34 mpg in the city/highway. No news of a hybrid powertrain have been made public as yet.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta Price & Release Date
No pricing details have been diverged by VW to date, but the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta shouldn’t be significantly expensive than the outgoing model. The release date is also shrouded in obliqueness, but we should expect the vehicle before the fall of next year nonetheless.
Buyer should also be in the lookout for both the Golf SportWagen Alltrack and 2016 Volkswagen Jetta CC, which are scheduled to hit U.S dealerships somewhere in 2016.