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2010 Volkswagen Jetta news, pictures, and information
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN: TOP-SELLING EUROPEAN NAMEPLATEThe Jetta and Jetta SportWagen have always appealed to drivers seeking German engineering in a versatile, stylish, and fun-to-drive package. With starting prices of $17,605 for the Jetta and $19,265 for the Jetta SportWagen, affordability remains another important trait of the 2010 Jetta lineup.
The fuel-sipping 2010 Jetta TDI® model once again features the critically acclaimed
2.0-liter clean diesel TDI engine – the same engine that powered a Jetta to a Guinness World Record for Lowest Fuel Consumption, and has placed clean diesel, the most efficient alternative fuel readily available in all 50 states, in the spotlight. In TDI trim, the Jetta sedan and SportWagen can achieve 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates when equipped wîth DSG® automatic transmission). Adding even more credibility, the Jetta TDI which starts at $22,660, achieved even greater fuel economy returns when tested in real world conditions by third-party certifier, AMCI: A staggering 38 mpg for city driving and 44 mpg for highway travel. The Jetta SportWagen TDI starts at $24,310.
Beyond cutting back on costs at the fuel pump, the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are also eligible for a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit through their qualification for the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Federal Income Tax Credit.
Engine and Transmission
Those who choose to outfit the 2010 Jetta sedan or SportWagen wîth the 2.0L four-cylinder clean diesel TDI engine are rewarded wîth a thoroughlyadvanced workhorse that is dynamic enough for treks through the city, as well as long highway stints. The 2.0L employs an electronically-controlled turbocharger and common rail direct fuel injection to ensure smooth power delivery and a noticeable reduction in tailpipe emissions. Featuring 140 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, the 2.0L is the most efficient option for drivers that also have a penchant for performance.
To connect the driver wîth the clean diesel TDI engine, either a standard six-speed manual transmission, or optional DSG six-speed automatic transmission wîth Tiptronic® control, can be selected. Volkswagen's DSG dualclutch transmission not only helps deliver noteworthy fuel mileage, especially during highway use, but also places racing-inspired technology at drivers' fingertips. Advanced direct shifting technology guided by a special computer lets the DSG transmission automatically engage and disengage gears without the need for a clutch pedal. As one clutch is engaged for the next gear, the clutch from the previous gear is instantly released, making for quick, lag-free shifts that keep the engine in the sweet spot of its power band. Drivers can choose to have fully-automated operation by placing the gear selector in the 'D' or 'S' position, or they can enjoy the control of manual shifting by selecting Tiptronic mode. Úsing Tiptronic, drivers can shift up and down through the gears by tapping the gearshift lever up and down.
|Engine : 2.5 L., 5-cylinder|
Power: 170 hp
Torque: 177 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 236 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
The 2010 Jetta SportWagen displays an all-new front end that provides even more substance to the model's already sporty nature. A narrow double-bar grille sits just above the bumper, giving the SportWagen a wider appearance, and unifies the pair of angled halogen headlamps held in blacked-out housings. The lower portion of the front fascia has also been narrowed and widened for a sleeker look. The SportWagen's clean profile remains subtle wîth black window trim on the S model, and is accented by chrome window trim on both the SE and TDI versions. An integrated roof rack comes as standard on all models to increase the SportWagen's versatile storage abilities. At the rear, the SportWagen is relatively unchanged from its predecessor wîth the only update coming in the form of slightly smoked taillight lenses.
For 2010, the Jetta sedan upholds all of the same fresh, German-inspired design cues of the previous model year. Both the Jetta sedan and SportWagen can be ordered wîth the racing-inspired Sport Styling Kit, which includes a combination of spoilers and body kits for a lower profile and better aerodynamics.
The inside of every 2010 Jetta sedan and SportWagen comes well equipped wîth a host of standard equipment, including: Air conditioning, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo system wîth MP3 CD readability, eight speakers and an auxiliary input, an updated instrument cluster, more ergonomic HVAC controls, eight-way adjustable support front seats, a 60/40 split rear seat, a newly-designed three spoke §teering wheel wîth tilt-and-telescope capabilities, and the option of either cloth or V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces. The SportWagen also adds a wealth of storage into the mix, wîth a robust 32.8 cubic feet of usable cargo room in normal seating conditions, and an impressive 66.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.
On the SE, SEL, and TDI sedan and SportWagen models, a collection of updates further enhance the German-inspired experience: A leather-wrapped §teering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake handle, a ten-speaker AM/FM/CD premium stereo system wîth six-disc CD changer, MP3 CD readability, six months of introductory Sirius Satellite Radio service, Bluetooth™ connectivity for hands-free pairing wîth a mobile phone, and a power sunroof (available in a panoramic version wîth the SportWagen).
The SE, SEL and TDI Jetta sedan and SportWagen can also be upgraded wîth Volkswagen's new navigation system that features a 6.5' high resolution touch-screen display, an integrated 30GB hard drive (10GB for navigation, 20GB for audio), WMA / MP3 audio CD playback, DVD playback, an SD memory card slot, an auxiliary input connection, an optional Media Device Interface (MDI) that works wîth most any ÚSB flash drive and portable media player, and complimentary Sirius Traffic and Sirius Satellite Radio programming for three and six months espectively. The setup can be also outfitted wîth an optional iPod® cable for total playback support and control via the in-car system. Drivers of the SEL and TDI have primary system control at their fingertips wîth the multifunction buttons on the §teering wheel, which are augmented by visual and audible commands via the center console display, and the instrument cluster's digital display.
Chassis and Suspension
All Jetta models are ready to take on the twisting turns and long straights of nearly any road, utilizing a four-wheel independent suspension arrangement with
a MacPherson strut package and stabilizer bar up front, and a 4-link setup, complete wîth coil springs, telescopic shocks and a stabilizer bar, at the rear. The electro-mechanical power §teering system includes variable assistance and
active return to keep the driver confident, and the Jetta continually stable yet
responsive, heading through every turn.
Stopping duties on all Jetta models are handled by a power-assisted four-wheel
disc brake system that comes wîth vented front rotors and solid units out back, and is aided wîth a standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Helping the Jetta remain one wîth the pavement are standard 16-inch steel or alloy wheels on S, SE and TDI models, standard 17-inch wheels wîth SEL models, and optional 17-inch wheels on the TDI models. All of the Jetta's wheel choices come wrapped in all-season performance tires for year-round driving, and are carefully watched over by the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that comes standard on all 2010 Jetta models.
Active and Passive Safety
The 2010 Jetta sedan and SportWagen models include Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System. On the inside, the Jetta comes standard wîth front, thorax, and side curtain airbags for both the driver and front passenger, as well as side curtain airbags for rear passengers. At the wheels and under the hood, all Jetta models include an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Engine Braking Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stability Program® (ESP®).
Volkswagen's decision to include ESP standard on the Jetta, and all other 2010 Volkswagen models, comes ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) mandate that by the 2012 model year, all vehicles produced will need to include some form of Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
According to NHTSA, having ESC in a vehicle results in 35 percent fewer crashes and 30 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities in passenger cars. Volkswagen's ESP compares the driver's intended course wîth the vehicle's actual direction. If a discrepancy is detected, ESP automatically brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces engine power as needed to help maintain directional control.
The 2010 Jetta models all come standard wîth 24-hour Roadside Assistance for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever occurs first), plus the following new vehicle warranties:
• Five-year / 60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
• Three-year / 36,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty
• 12-year unlimited distance Limited Warranty against corrosion perforation
The Jetta sedan and Jetta SportWagen, like all 2010 model year Volkswagens, are included in the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program.
Únder this program, all of the car's scheduled maintenance, as described in their
maintenance booklets, is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty –three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additionally, all current Volkswagens, including Jetta models, use synthetic oil, which, when combined wîth state-of-the-art German engineering, eliminates the need for a 5,000 mile oil change. This ultimately allows for all current Volkswagen owners to driver farther
between scheduled oil changes.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent Ú.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped wîth Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.Source - Volkswagen
Volkswagen 2010 Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan Honored With TOP SAFETY PICK Awards From the Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyFour 2010 Volkswagen models - the brand-leading Jetta sedan, the all-new Golf four-door, the stylish Passat sedan, and the nimble Tiguan - have each received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award for 2010: The highest rating possible from the non-profit research organization. The annual award recognizes those vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute's front, side, and rear crash test evaluations, and the newly required roof-strength test evaluations. The Institute only tests vehicles wîth electronic stability control (branded Electronic Stabilization Program® / ESP® on Volkswagen vehicles), and head protection airbags.
'TOP SAFETY PICKS are the vehicles on the top rung for safety,' said IIHS president, Adrian Lund. 'These Volkswagen models are in an elite group that afford the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and have electronic stability control to keep drivers out of many crashes altogether.'
'The safety of our cars is of the utmost concern, from the initial design stages, all the way through to the maintenance procedures at dealerships,' said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen Group of America. 'To have such an important group as the IIHS recognize not one, but a total of four Volkswagen vehicles wîth this prestigious award is a true testament to the care, safety, and precision we strive for wîth every Volkswagen we build.'
Beyond their fun-to-drive dynamics and fuel-efficient engines, every 2010 model year Volkswagen vehicle includes, as standard, Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System. Composed of more than 40 different features, the Prevent and Preserve Safety System helps keep drivers and passengers safe during normal driving conditions, and reduces the severity and consequences of a possible crash. The Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan also come standard wîth an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), ESP, up to eight airbags (depending on model), and more.
In addition to the Prevent and Preserve Safety System, the entire 2010 Volkswagen lineup includes the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. With it, all of the scheduled maintenance for the vehicle, as described in its maintenance booklet, is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty -- three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan (starting at $17,605), Golf four-door (starting at $19,190), Passat sedan (starting at $26,995), and Tiguan (starting at $23,200) are available now at Volkswagen dealerships across the Ú.S.Source - Volkswagen
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