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Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 TDI review onwards)


Model: Jetta 1.6 TDI

Bodystyle: four-door


Have you ever for a Volkswagen Golf with a If not, you’re not alone. of UK motorists have diligently the saloon versions of VW’s but classless family hatch they first surfaced in

After first emerging as the and taking a brief sojourn as the the four-door saloon version of the is today known as the Jetta. its predecessors, the latest Jetta has a of indifference to climb but has it got any more of success? We’re trying the 1.6 TDI model to find out.

does it fit?


You be wondering why Volkswagen keeps away with its Golf-based if nobody’s buying them. I may have been a tad unfair on the because people do buy it. Volkswagen’s is that those people are in America and the Far East.

It’s not the Jetta’s fault northern European car buyers prefer a practical hatchback to a saloon. It has done very in some markets but, compact saloon cars it was always going to have a time dragging British out of their Vauxhall Astras. Focuses and, indeed, Golfs.

Volkswagen knows this Jetta’s heartland While the Golf is built in Germany, the Jetta is assembled in Mexico. It’s also to write the latest car off as merely a with a rear extension.

Jetta is a considerably larger car the Golf, measuring-in 445mm at 4,644mm.

In fact, its dimensions comparisons not only to other saloons but to compact executive like the BMW 3 Series (4,531mm and even medium-range family like the Mazda6 (4,755mm). Not to Volkswagen’s own Passat (4,769mm). By across market segments, thinks it can shift 3,000 a year in the UK with 55% going to customers.

Is it for you?


If you were on the of lapsing into a snooze you thought the Jetta was merely a Golf, you should be positively with excitement now you know a significantly larger Golf, a boot.

There’s still no away from the fact this isn’t the most vehicle on the market, though, and the TDI engine in the version we’re is unlikely to change much on score. It’s a 104hp that has 185lb ft of torque politely on the door at 1,500rpm. It get the bulky Jetta to 62mph in and hit 118mph top whack.

This engine option’s focus is economy, which please tax-stricken company car The BlueMotion Technology branding on the lid indicates that there’s a system and brake energy to improve performance at the pumps. resistance tyres are also and because our car came in SE trim, a trip computer with an gear change indicator.

The for a VW Jetta 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology SE is

What does it do well?

The Jetta is a far from unpleasant to look at. The details are neat and the shape compact and even but the car also manages to be instantly Bank robbers seeking the getaway car should forget BMW M5s and Range Rover Sports and into the background with a


A key reason why we tend to prefer to saloons in the UK is that hatches are practical but the Jetta tries its to turn that on its head. four doors and a boot, it got the same ability to take loads with the back folded down as you get in a Golf but the is vast.

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There’s 510 litres of capacity compared to 350 litres in a with its seats up. Loads of for passengers in the rear is also the Jetta feeling more a full-size family car than a

For the most part, build is in line with what expect from the Golf and the layout is virtually the same. The system for the minor functions in cars is second to none for of use. The only problems are the colour schemes and the unimaginative but you can’t have everything.

How green is it?

If this Jetta is to stand out anywhere, it’s on the station forecourt because you see one there too often. For a car this 67mpg combined cycle is very strong indeed, as are the CO2 emissions. We managed to return mpg in the high 50s on our test so with a tank, the Jetta has a prodigious

Would we buy it?


It’s not one for the car enthusiast but the Jetta is a competent and vehicle which will to people tired of the gimmicks and of modern car design. The latest uses its extra size to effect in persuading us that more than a four-door but it’s hard to see the Jetta over from its more family member in the UK public’s

The 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine is a unit for its size and might be all that the typical Jetta needs. With the assistance of Technology, it turns in fuel figures that are the most thing about a humble but car.

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