Next Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Will Look Like a Coupe

Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen North America, confirmed the arrival of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta on Saturday at a roundtable discussion in Los Angeles. He revealed that the next generation sedan will have a coupe-like silhouette designed for the U.S. market. The Jetta will join a host of luxury and entry-luxury vehicle that have adopted two-door styling for a four-door sedan in a bid to emphasize performance in the face of fading sedan sales.

2017 Jetta Shown

The next generation model will debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. It is expected to go on sale in Spring 2018. Based on the automaker’s flexible MQB platform, the latest model will have new technology and features aimed at U.S. consumers. While Woebcken did not discuss specific features or powertrain options, we expect that the 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder from the previous model year will carry over to the next generation. We hope that the new model will also boost power from the current figures, 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

It should come as no surprise that Volkswagen is eager to market a new vehicle to American audiences after losing thousands of disgruntled customers during the diesel emissions crisis. We’re also not surprised that the automaker is jumping on the bandwagon of coupe-like styling for their next sedan. But we have yet to find a four-door “coupe” that looks as good as the two-door version. We’ll have more after the 2018 Detroit auto show.

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Ross Hofstetter

The reason I drove VW was diesel. A good reason no longer exists as there are plenty of great cars with gas engines at better prices and way cheaper to take care of! So after their cheating all of us it is good by VW.

Norm Graham

So what do you drive now?

Ross Hofstetter

I am still driving my 2001 Jetta Diesel and it is still doing what I bought it for —– that is getting over 60mpg on the highway. It is now almost 17 years old and has almost 400,000 k on it. It makes me very sad that i can not replace it with another VW diesel but they totally messed that up. I will drive this car until it starts costing me in repairs then likely a Chevy Cruze diesel may be in my future.

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