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Calm yourself, it's the new VW Jetta

Volkwagen's Golf-ish saloon is previewed in some sketches. Form a queue

Published: 13 Dec 2017

This is the new Volkswagen Jetta. Well, it’s an illustration of it. The actual car will be shown at the Detroit motor show in January, and these sketches suggests it’ll be a reasonably sleek saloon with hints of the VW Arteon.

There’s a bold hexagonal grille, a big slash down the side and a narrow window line, as well as ginormous wheels. How much of that is down to the cartoonish nature of the sketches we’ll know in a few weeks. Inside, it looks like there will be high-res media screens aplently, including the 'virtual cockpit' dials that are now used in most VW Group stuff.

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The big question is if it’ll come to the UK. The Jetta has long been a forgotten part of the UK line up, especially given it hasn’t really kept up with the generation changes and tech updates of its VW Golf relative. The outgoing Jetta feels several stages removed from the current Mk7 Golf, and it’s no longer available to order in Britain.

Small saloons – or, indeed, sedans – go down a storm in other markets, though. Especially the US, which explains the location of this car’s world debut. If it’s to remain a US-centric car, expect petrol and hybrid models to be prioritised over diesel.

Like what you see so far? Think it should come to Europe, or are we better off with our Golfs?

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