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NADAguides Awards the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 'Car of the Month'
Amongst many vehicle redesigns and reinventions this year comes the long-awaited 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan. With a complete makeover inside and out, more power behind the pedal, and much needed improvements in size, safety and technology, the 2011 Jetta Sedan sets the bar for its class, making it NADAguides' October Car of the Month.
"When we say or hear Volkswagen, first thought is: German," says Don Christy, Jr. President of NADAguides. "But, with the 2011 Jetta Sedan, it's pretty clear that Volkswagen is speaking to the North American consumer. Volkswagen adjusted the exterior design to closely resemble that of its popular and successful sibling, the Passat. They have also made an affordable sedan even more affordable by setting the base price at $15,995."
"The all-new 2011 Jetta delivers an exceptional driving experience at an extremely attractive price," said Jonathan Browning, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Consumers will thoroughly enjoy its fine performance, good looks and roomier interior."
The 2011 Jetta Sedan is available with four engine options, all of which come standard with manual transmission, including the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, which drives quiet and smooth but has sports car like power. Automatic transmissions will be available as options and the 2.0L TDI and TSI will additionally have a 6-speed DSG option. If it weren't for the VW emblem sitting on the subtle grill, the dramatic exterior changes make the Jetta almost unrecognizable. Volkswagen has eliminated most of the "in your face" features like the bold, chrome grill, big round head and tail lights and replaced them with a more dominant bumper, and sleek narrow lights. The wheelbase and overall vehicle length has been increased, resulting in almost 3 extra inches of legroom -- something the Jetta really needed. At first glance, this is a noticeable change from the short, round design to the new long and slender look that the 2011 Jetta Sedan is flaunting.
As for the interior, it's not just the legroom that has improved. Volkswagen has stepped up drastically in the design and technology aspects with a clean, simple look and feel; one that is very satisfying to all needs. With features like Bluetooth and GPS navigation, smooth leather and an ergonomic steering wheel with convenient controls to help keep your eyes on the road, the Jetta provides a luxurious driving experience. The base model comes with standard features such as exterior temperature display, auxiliary input jack and power locks. Take it up a notch to the SE and SEL trims with the premium sound system, navigation, sunroof, Bluetooth and iPod connection. Volkswagen has created a very luxurious interior for a very affordable sedan; it's almost too good to be true. The rear bench now splits 40/60 and folds, providing more versatility and convenience for cargo space. As far as safety is concerned, Volkswagen has it covered with two front airbags, two side airbags and two thorax airbags.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta starts at a very affordable $15,995 for the base trim and goes up to $25,295 for the DSG TDI model which comes fully loaded with Navigation, sunroof, heated power seats and power mirrors.
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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 Eos, Golf, new Beetle, and new Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway 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.
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