Under the hood, the original Jetta is powered through is 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine capable of boosting out some 170 horsepowers while the TDI gets you 140 horses through its 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine controlled through it 6 speed manual gearbox. It is either that or Volkswagen’s own DSG 6 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox which is renowned for its quick and responsive as well as flawless gear shifting.
The most interesting thing about this car is that it is very fuel economical. Read any review and you will get a similar feel about this as well as superior handling while it would be up to market forces to decide if diesel would be the way to go in the future. Having said that, you would also appreciate the fact that this car seriously work so well in the fuel consumption area that it makes you feel as if you are driving a hybrid. This will surely give the common players like the Honda Insight and the ever so popular Toyota Prius something to think about.
Make no mistake about it that diesel cars currently hold about 50% of the European market and if that sort of statistics can cover the Americas and Asias, then it would surely a big boost and a big dent to the hybrid cars. back to the car, this car is spacious although not the roomiest but it surely sits 5 adults comfortably. Apart from the base version which is typically similar to the Jetta SE but there is a station wagon version coming up soon which is known as the SportWagen which looks way cooler and offers more space.
Whichever way you see it, if it is a car from Volkswagen, it is surely going to be a great car but ultimately their effort to bring you a choice to crossover into the hybrid buyers with a different product show their prowess and confidence in the automotive market.