2011 Volkswagen Jetta - The interior concept
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Volkswagen AG - The Jetta's interior with its high-end quality creates a solid bridge to the class above, widening its lead over the competition. Inside, the new Jetta offers unparalleled perfection in details and -- as a common conceptual thread -- self-explanatory controls.
The silver framed round instruments designed in the style of the new Passat are positioned for optimum viewing; the multifunction display (trip computer) is located between them. The new three-spoke steering wheel design (optional leather-trimmed steering wheel with multifunction keys) impresses both visually and to the touch. The right hand rests ergonomically on the gearshift grip. Further up the centre console are the redesigned and intuitive controls for the climate control and the radio and radio-navigation systems. This console section is slightly inclined towards the driver for an ideal alignment of the dashboard that focuses on the driver's needs.
The parking brake lever was also repositioned, freeing up more space on the right side that is now used for larger cupholders. Numerous storage options - including an option-dependent centre armrest with large storage box and special sunglasses holder - all perfect the car's everyday practicality.
More space for driver and front passenger
Despite the flatter roofline, the effective headroom for both driver and front passenger was also increased to 1,014 mm. Both occupants take their places on completely redesigned and ergonomically optimised seats that offer a high level of long-distance travel comfort and ample adjustments (optional 6-way and 8-way adjustment). The extended wheelbase, now 2,651 mm, enabled a significantly more comfortable layout of the Jetta's 3-person rear seating area. Consider knee room: it is now a huge 1,046 mm. Headroom in the rear, at 943 mm, is still on the same good level of the previous model.
510 litre cargo capacity
Even the base version sports a folding rear bench seatback with a 60/40 split, increasing the car's versatility. The 510 litre boot can be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch (or by unlocking from the exterior or by the standard wireless remote control). A load-through provision integrated in the centre armrest (standard from Comfortline) increases versatility.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI (2011 Chicago Auto Show)
Volkswagen has brought its latest iteration of the new-for-2011 Jetta -- the turbocharged GLI -- to this year's Chicago Auto Show, and we're quickly falling in love with the Autobahn-ready VW. The Jetta's already handsome (if decidedly sedate) looks are emphasized by larger 18-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressive front fascia and smoked taillamps, and when the whole package is painted in pull-me-over red, we can't help but daydream about whipping the new Jetta GLI around our favorite set of twisty backroads.
The Jetta GLI is indeed eager to perform, too. Under the hood is Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, rated at 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Both a manual and dual-clutch transmission are available, the latter of which allows the Jetta GLI to achieve up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Not bad.
Look for the 2012 Jetta GLI to go on sale later this year, priced from $23,495.
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL TDI Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL TDI. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Volkswagen GLI. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.