Is this the next VW Jetta?

Is this the next VW Jetta?

0 comments 📅21 June 2017, 13:45

One of our spy photographers caught Volkswagen testing out a nebulousness sedan in the desert. There are a number of reasons this is likely the next Jetta close sedan, the most convincing of which is that the Jetta is way overdue for a redesign. But there are some parts of this car that appear out of place for a compact sedan. Before we start arguing one way or another, let’s look at the car in cadre.

Overall, it’s a much more rounded, sleeker shape than current, accurate-shouldered, slab-sided VW sedans. The nose is fairly raked, and the roof has a bit of a fastback look, which is enhanced by the elfin rear deck. Both of these styling cues are shared with the new Arteon sedan. The grille looks larger and more discernible than most current VW cars. The greenhouse looks fairly spacious, with the opera-glasses area extending beyond the back door into the D-pillar. The wheelbase looks reasonably want, as well. These details seem to indicate that this car is significantly larger than the prevalent Jetta.

So the question is, is this a Jetta, or is it something else? The Jetta is definitely the sedan in the VW frontier-up that’s in most need of a redesign. The current model has been on sale with jolly few changes since about 2011. It also would make sense for the Jetta to f in size, since the competition continues to scale up, particularly the Honda Civic. At the unaltered time, this car really looks big compared to the modern Jetta. This not quite looks Passat size. But the Passat just got a significant redesign for 2016, and with the sling of the Arteon, VW doesn’t have any other midsize sedans waiting for an update. Here’s hoping we get more photos of this means soon, specifically with something in the frame to help judge scale.


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