Included is some unique and new tech that you cannot buy from competitors. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2018 2019 VW Jetta Detroit, MI -- At the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) VW debuted its all-new 2019 Jetta. As one of the world’s most successful vehicles with sales now exceeding 17.5 million, only the Corolla, Golf, and Civic have sold more within the C-segment. Now fully based off the MQB platform, the 2019 Jetta offers a bit more curb appeal, more interior volume, and the latest infotainment and driver assist safety technology. There are four standout talking point that make the all-new 2019 Jetta a consideration later this year. The all-new 2019 VW Jetta S starts at just $18,545, $100 less than the outgoing 2018 S trim Standard LED Headlamps and taillamps Fully digital driver instrument displays in the SEL and SEL Premium Trims A unique customizable interior 10-color choice ambient lighting option The Lyft rideshare platform color scheme anyone? 2019 VW Jetta Drvietrain The new Jetta will continue to be powered by Volkswagen’s direct-injected and turbocharged 147 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque 1.4L TSI I4 mated to a 6-speed MT or all-new 8-speed AT. AT equipped models include standard Start/Stop. Given the current Jetta 1.4L TSI offers owners a 28/40 and 28/38 mpgUS city/highway rating for the 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT respectively, I suspect we will see the 2019 Jetta rated at 29/40 rating for both the all-new MT and AT. Not a blowout result but hopefully near the top of the 2019 C-segment while still offering enough performance to satisfy 95 percent of us. 2019 VW Jetta Design The all-new Jetta is based on VW’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture with a 1.3” longer wheelbase – now 105.7 inches, shorter overhangs, is longer, wider and taller providing increased interior volume over the outgoing 2018 Jetta. Standard LED headlamps are all-new. Outside, the all-new Jetta includes a larger front grille with more chrome and standard LED lighting. Inside, the Jetta was completely redesigned with more soft-touch materials, new fabric colors and designs for the seats and door trim, an optional 10-color customizable wrap-around ambient lighting, and full digital driver display in the top trims. The 19 Jetta can be equipped with heated and ventilated front seats, power driver’s seat with memory, leather, and dual-zone auto climate. A new 5L center storage console is also standard. The2019 Jetta offers Driver Personalization with up to four driver settings standard. Dependent on trim, customizable features include: driver seat memory, driver assistance system preferences, temperature, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit arrangement (if equipped), ambient lighting color, radio presets, navigation view, and more. 2019 VW Jetta Interior How about Uber blue? Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models feature the slick, and customizable VW 10” Digital Cockpit display. It offers drivers a reconfigurable display of key data and the ability to position navigation data front and center for easy viewing. The available Volkswagen Car-Net system provides a suite of connected vehicle services, including standard App-Connect technology that offers compatible smartphone integration with the three major platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The new Jetta is the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer an available 400-watt BeatsAudio system. 2019 VW Jetta Trims The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels and is expected to arrive at U.S. Volkswagen dealers in the second quarter of 2018. An R-Line trim will join the lineup at launch and features sportier styling, exclusive interior and exterior design elements, R-Line badging, and the XDS electronic differential. 2019 VW Jetta Safety The 2019 Jetta includes a rearview camera comes standard and optional features including Forward Collision Warning and Auto Emergency Braking (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Auto High Beam (Light Assist); and Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist). 2019 VW Jetta Warranty Every Jetta model will include America’s best bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited and transferable warranty coverage, six-years or 72,000-miles (whichever occurs first). The customizable interior LED lighting is cool for Rideshare owners in particular. I expect the std. superlative VW Ride and Handling quotient to be included as well. The all-digital dash is Da Bomb! The drivetrains efficiency is still the question mark.