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Volkswagen Presents the 2011 Jetta in San Francisco

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. showcased its all-new 2011 VW Jetta as part of a weeklong international driving presentation held in San Francisco, CA.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta delivers sophisticated style, precision German engineering and Carefree Maintenance, all at an extremely accessible starting price of around $16,000.

Unveiled recently in
Times Square, New York, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta offers best-in-class rear legroom and features clean lines, refined side architecture and premium style combined with Volkswagen's trademark precision German engineering.

The 2011 VW Jetta sets a new standard in its class and will be available in the
U.S. in October.

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 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 (140hp) 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 torque of a sports car achieving 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Additional engines include the 2.0 (115hp), 2.5 (170hp), and as of 2011, the 2.0 TSI (200hp).

All Jetta engines will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. An automatic transmission will also be available with each engine version as an option. On the new 2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TSI, Volkswagen will offer the 6-speed DSG - one of the most advanced andefficient automatic transmission systems in the world. The TDI version attains a top fuel economy of 42 mpg highway, making Jetta one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. (All fuel economy figures are manufacturer's fuel economy estimates; EPA estimates are not currently available and actual mileage will vary).

In the
U.S., trim levels and build combinations that will be available are the S, SE, SEL, TDI and GLI.

Sustained popularity in the
US market has led the Jetta to become the biggest selling German car in North America where it accounts for 110,000 sales every year.

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