Volkswagen launches petrol variant of Jetta
Volkswagen India has announced the launch of the petrol version of the Jetta today. The company has used a 1.4-litre TSI petrol motor in the Jetta, instead of the 1.8-litre TSI, which does duty in its sibling, the Skoda Laura. However, the pricing seems to be very optimistic as the company has priced the Jetta 1.4 TSI Trendline variant at Rs. 13.60 lakhs, while the Jetta 1.4 TSI Comfortline variant is priced at Rs. 15.07 lakhs (there is no highline variant on offer). In comparison the Skoda Laura Active 1.8 TSI is priced at Rs. 12.91 lakhs, the Laura Ambition 1.8 TSI is priced at Rs. 14.01 lakhs, while the range topping Laura v R S is priced at Rs. 16.11 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
“Volkswagen announced the launch of the compact, efficient and powerful 1.4 L Jetta TSI today. With this launch, the Jetta now becomes even more attractive for the customers providing a choice of both efficient diesel and petrol engines,” the company said in a statement.
Volkswagen has so far been selling only the diesel variants of the Jetta in India that are priced between Rs 14.93 lakh and Rs 18.90 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Commenting on the launch, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Director Neeraj Garg said: “…we strongly feel the need to provide the customer with a choice to opt for a value for money petrol car. The Jetta TSI is the perfect answer, a powerful car with an extremely efficient engine consuming less fuel.”
Volkswagen New Jetta TSI review by Autocar India
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Talk about the comfort and the convenience and the new Jetta hosts a RCD 300 Plus music system with CD player, Aux-in and 8-speakers. The front seat has the provision for height adjustment for the driver for better visibility. The air conditioner is climate controlled. With comfort, comes the safety and security factor too. Advanced occupant safety is the new feature in the all new Jetta. It has been equipped with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and 6 airbags. Other safety features include front seat belt with height adjustment and seat-belt tensioner, central locking with 2 remote control folding keys, 3-point belt for center rear seat, electronic engine immobilizer, engine and transmission guard and hill hold control. The Jetta petrol will be available for sale from 1st July 2012, at all Volkswagen showrooms across the country.