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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Unveiled
The new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta has been unveiled at Times Square in New York, featuring a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of gasoline and diesel engines yet.Drawing inspiration from the popular NCC (New Compact Coupé) concept car which made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was styled under the leadership of Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand.
Every panel is new with precise, clean lines lending the 2011 Jetta an elegant appearance that marks the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen design language.
At 182.7-inches long, 57.1 inches tall and 70.1 inches wide, the 2011 Jetta is more than 3.5 inches longer than its predecessors.
The North American version of the all-new 2011 Jetta features the powerful and efficient German engineering drivers have come to expect from Volkswagen. Four engines will be available in the U.S. and Canada, including a 2.0-liter turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) Clean Diesel featuring common rail injection with 236 lbs-ft. of torque (320 Newton-meters). The engine runs as quietly as a gasoline engine, but yields the power of a sports car achieving 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds.Additional engines include the 2.0, 2.5 R5, and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI.
In Europe, the 2011 Jetta will be powered with the 1.2-liter TSI engine producing 105 PS while the twincharged 1.4-liter TSI 160 PS engine mixing performance and economy is added to the range. The 1.4-liter TSI 122 PS and 2.0-liter TSI 200 PS continue unchanged. Diesel options consist of a 1.6-liter TDI 105 PS and a 2.0-liter TDI 140 PS engine.
The original Jetta was launched in Germany in 1979 with over 9.6 million vehicles sold with the nameplate since then.
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