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New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test drive

Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!Maxim Kadako “Behind the wheel”

What would you stun immediately, with the move? So you broke the Bank for a loan. To tell the truth — nothing. On the contrary. There is a tangle of strange decisions, which in a car of this class to be like as should not.

In a large sedan — only two USB-output, one hidden in the box between the front seats. Wireless charging for your smartphone no, but in the glove compartment for some reason added a CD player (they would still vinyl turntable set). There is a rear camera, but Parking sensors are absent. The massive rear head restraints spliced with backs in a single unit — don’t clean, and sharply limit the review. In the driver’s seat backrest pocket is not only on the right passenger. The trunk is huge, but a stitch — no mesh, no hooks. The glove box is not cooled. Maximum wheel “seventeenth”. Base transmission five — speed…

Weird, weird. But why the hell would I like this Jetta? Only because of iron and “mental” it is close to drafting a Golf course on which I put a 100 thousand kilometers, which is considered one of the standards of the automotive industry?

From thought to reality I returns conduit, of which our car was put forcibly. Only now I understood why this Mexican is already a few hours hanging out in the back seat: “We’re entering the Yucatan is the first relatively calm state on the way to Mexico city. There is no longer the main ways of drug trafficking, so the police less and better roads – you can add, if you are not afraid to run fine. For exceeding the 40 km/h will have to give on a paw, about fifty dollars.”

To add? So we already get 120-130… I hung onto the windshield Racelogic several times and started with the “two pedals” (this is when the left hold the brake, and the right press on the gas, spinning the motor). Got about 10.5 seconds to 100 km/h. If passengers will fit in the top ten. Well, you can live.

Rear is very spacious. With my height of 186 cm sitting very comfortable. Spacey is that in the Octavia, and then only slightly.Rear is very spacious. With my height of 186 cm sitting very comfortable. Spacey is that in the Octavia, and then only slightly.

1. She’s not German

Previous Jetta (sixth generation) five years gathered in Nizhny Novgorod at GAZ’s facilities. Now there live Kodiaq and Karoq, and “seventh” Jetta will deliver us from Mexico. Its been two years produced at the plant in Pueblo that’s why I flew to the Yucatan Peninsula. In Russia the first cars will appear not earlier than spring, and in Europe, the Jetta is no longer too much behind in development from a fresh, “eighth” of Course Europeans will not understand.

Mexican Assembly does not mean that the Jetta is now “neopolitian”. Exactly the same machines supplied to the US market, where they enjoy a steady demand. In America offer a basic version with a cheaper interior plastics, conventional air conditioning and other simplifications. In this sense we are slightly stuck: cars to buy on credit, but the gates nose of the empty configurations. Therefore, Russia will put Jetta in special designs.

The base Jetta Origin is compulsory led headlights (at night beating, as the lights) and taillights, Elektrotechnik, a multifunction steering wheel, single-zone automatic climate control, six airbags, multimedia with 6.5‑inch screen, which allows you to mirror any smartphone, and 16‑inch alloy wheels.

On all machines, including the base, led optics with a powerful “guns” beam.On all machines, including the base, led optics with a powerful “guns” beam.

Led taillights remind us of the Skoda and Audi.Led taillights remind us of the Skoda and Audi.

Top Jetta Status brighter, if only because, that day in the salon light shines through the huge sliding roof and at night can color mood lighting with dozens of options to choose from. Plus — virtual devices instead of switches (as European cars Volkswagen), heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, multimedia with a 10‑inch screen and touch control, xenons, active cruise control, heated rear seats and “seventeenth” of the wheel.

These Jetta I didn’t see it because the Mexicans were able to choose for us only the average of the machine — with the usual instruments and without heated steering, but with all the other improvements.

The multimedia system screen traded places with the vents of the ventilation system. Centre console with angular lines visibly deployed to the driver. The lever six-speed automatic just like on cars with DSG, to get used to not have.The multimedia system screen traded places with the vents of the ventilation system. Centre console with angular lines visibly deployed to the driver. The lever six-speed automatic just like on cars with DSG, to get used to not have.

Just for the Jetta in top-performance Status put a virtual instrument panel, all the others are like switches.Just for the Jetta in top-performance Status put a virtual instrument panel, all the others are like switches.

Unit multimedica — with a 10.25‑inch screen and touch buttons; on versions easier the screen is smaller and the buttons are normal.Unit multimedica — with a 10.25‑inch screen and touch buttons; on versions easier the screen is smaller and the buttons are normal.

Driver’s seat with electric adjustment and memory. The profile of the back — nearly standard.Driver’s seat with electric adjustment and memory. The profile of the back — nearly standard.

Sitting as if in the drafting Course. The steering wheel and did one to one. The most significant metamorphosis — screen multimedia, which is swapped with the Central baffle ventilation. The right decision (it is easier to translate the look of the devices on the Central display), but from the lower vents almost always blows in the stomach — even if their blinds are rotated up.

2. It is correct

In America and sold a more powerful Jetta, but we have 110 or atmospheric forces (1.6) or 150‑horsepower supercharged (1.4 TSI). I would take a more powerful machine.In America and sold a more powerful Jetta, but we have 110 or atmospheric forces (1.6) or 150‑horsepower supercharged (1.4 TSI). I would take a more powerful machine.

In the sense that the new Jetta is built on a modular platform MQB and now technically repeats “seventh” Golf. More importantly, in Russia the Jetta will come with well-known engines 1.4 TSI (turbo, 150 HP) and aspirated 1.6 (110 HP).

Junior engine family EA211 (sign in a Polo and rapid) — Russian production. It will be delivered from Kaluga to Mexico, and already assembled Jetta with this engine will sail across the ocean to us. That’s really the logistics! Aircraft faster than the sea: to my arrival the Russian engine 1.6 has not yet reached the coast of Mexico, so I’d risacher paid (and relatively smooth) motorways and free secondary paths to the 150‑strong★.

Most important news: both engines can be paired not only with mechanics but also with the six-speed hydromechanical automatic. Yes, the DSG is not for the Jetta. Who wanted a classic machine? Take it! And not lose. A bunch of the 1.4 TSI motor and this machine seemed almost perfect: sport in such a not much Jetta (Golf with a DSG is clearly stronger), but all very logical and predictable.

3. It’s big

Wheelbase as the Octavia, so the back seat is very spacious. But notice that the save and here. The end of the Central tunnel is bald. Even no baffles. Our guide continually asked to add chill, and I didn’t know where to go from the icy breath of a / C: front already in Murmansk, while the rear is still in Mexico city.

The trunk is gigantic. Accurate data yet, but roughly, its volume to about 510 liters.

The trunk is huge, but features a zero. Loop, descending, rested in the baggage.The trunk is huge, but features a zero. Loop, descending, rested in the baggage.

4. She is beautiful

Finally, the Jetta has ceased to be the invisible car. A massive chrome grille and led headlamps evoke associations with the Passat and Touareg. The back is almost an Audi A3 or A4. Something from Superba.

Behind the rear door there were additional boxes, of which the Jetta has never happened – it’s even more similarities with the Passat, but with us. However, the basic technological solutions are the same as those on the “seventh” Golf. For example, the front wings are put on the bolts. At the same time, there are nice differences: for example, leashes janitors can be fully raised to clear the snow from on the Golf course interferes with the hood, so the wipers need to be translated in service position. The fan nozzles of windshield washers already have the connector: for Russian cars heated jets come in a package of “warm” options.

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSIVolkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

5. It is comfortable

On the ride of the Jetta is clearly a better Golf — even on 17‑inch wheels (16‑inch even softer). The suspension eats up all the rubbish on broken secondary roads, and allows you not to be afraid of “bumps”, which in Mexico darkness, and standards they do not know — there is such huge that you have to move on all fours.

Motor protection flimsy plastic. Under it of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.Motor protection flimsy plastic. Under it of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.

Managed the Jetta perfectly. Although now she back extremely tight beam instead of mnogoryichazhka. Of course, Golf or rather, more exciting, but he is tougher! And if in the Moscow region to ride on the Golf course in a rush, on the periphery I would prefer a Jetta: its suspension does not need to be adapted to our roads. And sufficient ground clearance of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.

Noise isolation is not standard (on the Golf course better), but quite decent. And generally the machine is protectively comfortable: comfortable seats, comfortable suspension, the silence in the cabin, quite flexible in nature.

Maybe that’s why I slightly fell in love with the Jetta? On my Golf with mileage 110 thousand kilometers DSG already limping. So the old man threw the disks ahead of time, touch very carefully: release the brake pedal, wait for the interlock grip and the car will roll, and then pressed on the gas. In all logic, classical hydromechanical automatic needs to stretch significantly longer. And love and joy be a sin not to live.

The ergonomics, handling, ride Strange budget decisions

Is it expensive?

How much to borrow? I don’t know. Machines will soon float to us, and the prices there. But we can assume that imported Jetta will not be quite so cheap (even with a weird logistics), and the Assembly in Nizhny Novgorod resume will not — not in a year or two.

Benchmarks in the Golf-and-coming competitors. Two-liter Elantra c machine will cost about 1.3 million rubles, but it is unlikely that this level is achievable for the Jetta. Golf with the same 150‑horsepower engine and DSG can take over 1.6 million, and it is closer to the truth. If the imported Jetta in the middle and stuffing with the same engine Yes with a gun will be not more than half a million, it will be very good. And if it will go higher of Course, then… Love is evil. Maybe we should wait “eighth” Golf, Russian debut, which is also not far off?

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

Length / width / height / base 4702 / 1799 / 1459 / 2685 mmtrunk Volume 510 lEngine, petrol, P4, 16 valves, 1395 cm3; 110 kW / 150 HP at 5000-6000 rpm; 250 nm at 1500-3500 rpmfuel Consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle 7,8 / 5,9 / 6,9 l / 100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; the A6

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test drive

Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test-driveby Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test drive

Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test-driveto: Maxim Kadako “Behind the wheel”

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