The German car maker has just published full details and official photos with the 2011 VW Jetta and the new sedan has been unveiled in Times Square, New York.
The 2011 VW Jetta is 4.64 m long, 1.45 m tall, 1.78 m wide with a wheelbase that is 7 cm longer than the model it replaces, while exterior length has also grown with 9 cm.The US version 2011 VW Jetta will be fitted with the 140 PS (103 kW) TDI engine that returs 42 mpg while in Europe the smallest powerplant will be the company’s 105 PS (77 kW) TDI that will be offered in the BlueMotion version. The 2011 VW Jetta BlueMotion is expected to cover 100 Km on just 4.1-litres of fuel. 
So for USA and Canada the 2011 VW Jetta will be offered with three petrol engines and one turbodiesel while Europeans will have six engine
The 2011 VW Jetta pric will be announced as the on sale date approaches. Details regarding standard equipment available in the press release below.
Volkswagen press release :
Wolfsburg / Herndon, Virignia, 15 June 2010 – Today, Volkswagen is
presenting – at Times Square in New York – an entirely new Jetta design.
The model series has a global presence with 9.6 million units sold, and
it has been a bestseller especially in the USA. The follow-up model to
the most successful German brand sedan in America takes a gigantic leap
forward – conceptually and especially in its styling. The design
projects a more dynamic image than ever before. Offering a preview of
the new Jetta’s styling was the NCC coupe concept car shown at the North
American International Auto Show in Detroit. Designers of the new Jetta
sedan drew their inspiration from the coupe, and this bodes well for
the potential sports appeal of the new Jetta. This also means that the
new Jetta will no longer be sharing any body components with the Golf,
rather it will be a vehicle type that is just as independent as a CC or a
The new car’s dimensions were re-proportioned compared with those of
the concept car and the previous Jetta model: Wheelbase (+ 2.76 inches /
+ 7 cm) and exterior length (+ 3.54 inches / + 9 cm) grew
significantly. The perceptible results: superior performance, more
space, greater comfort.
Designers and engineers also re-designed
the interior down to the finest details; the quality and detailed
perfection inside the five-seater now truly exceed traditional class
boundaries. For the first time, if the customer is looking for a more
customized ambiance it is also easy to have interior accents changed out
at a Volkswagen dealer.
German Engineering is the key word that
captures the attention of many customers in the USA. And that is not the
only place where German engineering stands for the highest quality and
efficient technology. The new Jetta is a prime example, and a look at
its powertrain technologies illustrates this clearly. As a turbodiesel
with highly advanced common rail direct injection, the Jetta sets the
benchmark. The US version, equipped with a 103 kW / 140 PS TDI Clean
Diesel (conforming to the BIN 5 emissions standard) attains a top value
for Highway fuel economy with 42 mpg* (combined fuel economy: 34 mpg*) –
making the Jetta one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market.
In Europe, Volkswagen will be introducing its smallest TDI – a 77 kW /
105 PS engine – in early 2011. In the BlueMotion Technology version,
this Jetta’s fuel consumption is a sensational 4.1 l/100 km* – a top
value for a sedan in the 4.6-meter class.
In addition,
Volkswagen has tailored US equipment versions (S, SE, SEL and TDI) to
consistently fulfill the wishes of American car drivers, and it has
developed a sedan that is one of the best in its class in terms of
quality and fuel economy. The already well-equipped base version will
launch at prices starting at 15,995 US dollars (European prices for the
Jetta Trendline, Comfortline and Highline to be announced for specific
countries as pre-ordering begins). In parallel, Volkswagen has developed
a second version of the safety chassis designed especially for America.
of America – 800,000 cars per year by 2018

By 2018,
Volkswagen of America wants to triple its annual sales volume to about
800,000 vehicles from the East Coast to the West. The new Jetta plays a
key role here. Today, the Jetta sells at a rate of 110,000 units per
year in the USA. We want to increase this figure. One of our recipes for
success: a clear focus on customers and not just on the competition.
Since the days of the Beetle built by Ferdinand Porsche, this has made
Volkswagen unique among high-volume car makers. The Jetta is guiding
this philosophy into the future – with its low fuel consumption,
excellent vehicle dynamics and a comprehensive safety concept. ESP and
tire pressure monitoring are standard systems aboard; based on results
of independent crash testing by the US organization IIHS, the previous
model was already named "Top Safety Pick". The car’s top crash safety
has now been further enhanced by further perfected pedestrian
protection. The quality of workmanship is pioneering. With a decidedly
comfortable interior and a design that is as stylish as it is powerful,
the new Jetta is taking on the automotive challenges of our times better
than the vast majority of its competitors.
styling and dimensions

Never before has a Jetta been so
large. The new model is 182.7 inches (4.64 meters) long, 57.1 inches
(1.45 meters) tall and 70.1 inches (1.78 meters) wide. As noted, this
makes the Volkswagen now being presented in New York 3.54 inches (9 cm)
longer than the previous model. 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.
Front end:
Here, 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 the unit formed by the grille
and headlights there is the fully painted bumper, which is designed as a
cleanly sculpted surface. One section lower, another cooling air intake
and the tray-shaped front spoiler (in the style of ‘splitters’ used in
car racing) 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 was derived 1:1 from
the NCC concept car, and it produces dynamic and muscular styling.
profile: In the side profile of this sedan, styling characteristics
that mark all new Volkswagens launched during the past year meld into
yet another interpretation of the ‘design DNA’ conceptualized by the
Italian Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group (Walter de Silva) and
the German Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand (Klaus Bischoff). The
best example of this: the characteristic shoulder or ‘tornado’ line and
the powerfully emphasized arches of the wheel wells. Formally, they
intersect the main volumes of 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 – to
accommodate up to an 18 inch wheel. Meanwhile, the styling of the
outside mirrors with their integrated turn signal indicators emulate the
larger CC. Compared to the previous model, the new Jetta has also grown
in clarity and pre-eminence in its side profile.
Rear section:
Harmonized surfaces and sporty shoulders also dominate the look in back
of the new Volkswagen Jetta. Powerful in illumination and visually
distinctive: the taillights. They are split into two sections, and on
each side they extend from the fender into the tailgate.
and dimensions

The interior with its high-end image
definitely pushes the boundaries of the vehicle class above. The Jetta
is significantly increasing its lead over the competition here. One key
benefit of the car’s extended wheelbase is that it enabled a layout of
the rear seating area of the five-seat Jetta that is substantially more
comfortable. Compared to the previous model, legroom is now a long 38.1
inches (96.7 cm) – a gain of 2.6 inches (6.7 cm).
Inside, the new
Jetta also offers unparalleled perfection in details, and – as a common
conceptual thread throughout the car – intuitive controls. The
instruments are ideally arranged. The new steering wheel designs
(optionally with multifunction keys) 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 the climate control and radio and radio-navigation systems;
this console section is slightly inclined toward the driver for an
ideal alignment of the cockpit that focuses on the driver’s needs. Also
in optimal view are the round instruments; the multifunction display
(trip computer) is located between them. Even in the base version, 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.

Four engines for America: In the USA and Canada,
the new Jetta is offered with three petrol engines and one turbodiesel
direct-injection engine (TDI Clean Diesel). Two of the four engines are
new on board: the entry-level engine (85 kW / 115 PS) and the common
rail TDI (103 kW / 140 PS). Technically perfected in the new model are
the 125 kW / 170 PS 2.5-liter gasoline engine and the sporty top engine,
the turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS, which will power
the top model Jetta GLI in North America starting in 2011. The new 115
PS engine has a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg* (manual transmission);
the version with automatic transmission attains a value of 26 mpg*. A
technical highlight is the new 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel; thanks to
conversion to the world’s leading direct injection diesel system –
common rail injection – the turbocharged engine is as quiet as a
gasoline engine and as powerful as a sports car engine (320
Newton-meters maximum torque). A particulate filter and a NOx storage
catalytic converter ensure that this TDI meets emissions requirements in
all states of the USA. A combined fuel economy of 34 mpg makes the new
and very agile Jetta 2.0-liter TDI (0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds) one of the
most fuel-efficient and lowest emitting vehicles on the North American
All engines are offered with a manual transmission as
standard equipment. Of course, an automatic transmission is also
available with each engine version as an option. On the new 2.0-liter
TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen is implementing the 6-speed DSG – one
of the most advanced and efficient automatic transmission systems in the
Six engines for Europe: In Europe, the engine strategy
will conform to prevailing market conditions. Smaller engine
displacements and charging are key objectives here. This means somewhat
less power in the base engines, significantly lower engine
displacements, and all engines are charged. Four of the six engines are
new to the Jetta program and will be added in 2011: The 1.2 TSI (77 kW /
105 PS), 1.4 TSI (118 kW / 160 PS) and two common rail turbodiesels 1.6
TDI (77 / kW 105 PS) and 2.0 TDI (103 kW / 140 PS). As usual, the 1.4
TSI (90 kW / 122 PS) and the 2.0 TSI (147 kW / 200 PS) offer high-tech
in proven form. Except for the 1.2 TSI, all engines may be paired with a
6-speed DSG (77 kW TDI, 103 kW TDI, 147 kW TSI) or 7-speed DSG (90 kW
TSI, 118 kW TSI).
Naturally, every Jetta engine offered in Europe
fulfills requirements of the EU-5 emissions standard. The 1.2 TSI and
1.6 TDI are also equipped with the BlueMotion Technology package. This
means that their technical features include a Start-Stop system and
battery regeneration. The new Jetta 1.2 TSI BlueMotion Technology
consumes just 5.3 l/100 km* (equivalent to 123 g/km* CO2) – an absolute
top value for a gasoline-powered sedan with a top speed of 190 km/h. The
Jetta with 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology attains a sensationally low
combined fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100* km (109 g/km* CO2); with this
engine, the Jetta is the most fuel-efficient 4.6-meter sedan in the
* All mpg data are forecast EPA values for the USA. All
l/100 km data are forecast NEDC values for Europe.

Source: Volkswagen