Volkswagen has announced that the 2011 VW Jetta will launch for Europe market by next year and will start at Euro 20,900 in Germany. Promising to inject “a new dimension of quality to the saloons of the compact class,” that opening gambit price will get you the 103-horsepower, 1.2 TSI model in Trendline trim and Highline trim with the 2.0 TDI DSG for Euro 29,950.
Trendline is the lowest of three trims on offer, yet while it sits on 16-inch steel wheels the rest of the car isn’t totally spartan: climate control, heated outside mirrors, Hill Climb Assist and trailer stabilization. Next up is Comfortline, starting at Euro 22,600 with the same 1.2-liter engine, and adding chrome accents up front and 16-inch, five-spoke Mambo alloys, plus 8-way seats, an upgraded stereo, leather trimming on the steering wheel, gearshift knob and parking brake, and Park Pilot. The top of the range is called Highline, and that starts at Euro 24,575 with a 120hp, 1.4-liter TSI. It gets 17-inch, ten-spoke Porto wheels, more chrome, fog lights and a headlight cleaning system.
Five engines are available throughout, three gasoline and two diesels, all of which can be paired with either a manual or DSG dual clutch transmission except for the 103hp 1.2-liter gas. VW is also pushing its BlueMotion Technology (BMT) tech available on one of the gas and two of the diesel lumps, such as the 1.6 TDI BMT that consume only 4.2 l/100 km.