Volkswagen to show Jetta facelift at New York Motor Show

The new Volkswagen Jetta will be unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Photo:AFP

Volkswagen has previewed a light refresh of its Jetta sedan ahead of its reveal at the upcoming New York motor show. The sedan gets a light nip at the front and rear; the changes are done with a view to improving the Jetta’s aerodynamic efficiency.
At the front, there’s a subtly altered front grille, revised air intakes, new LED daytime-running lights and a new bumper, while the lines at the rear are tweaked to give the Jetta a more slippery shape.
The interior changes are minor as well. There’s a new instrument display and steering wheel design, plus new trim and seat fabric options.
The model on show in New York is the US-spec version, but the looks will be replicated on the European Jetta. The Indian market VW Jetta recieved a minor update last year. 
Engines offered for the US market version will include a 1.4 TSI petrol unit with 148bhp and a 2.0 TDI unit with either 108bhp or 148bhp. The engines have been made EU compliant and are offered with stop-start and a battery energy recuperation system as standard.

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