Mumbai: Volkswagen India, today announced the launch of one of the brand's globally successful model, Jetta in India at a ceremony in Mumbai. The Jetta sedan which is being assembled locally at the Volkswagen Group's Aurangabad plant will be available in India in three variants and two engines - Jetta 1.6L Petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox and the exceptionally torque-strong 1.9L TDI with a strong turbo-diesel engine and the option of 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. (View the Volkswagen Jetta picture gallery)
The (Delhi) ex-showroom prices of the Jetta 1.6L petrol Trendline is Rs12.97 lakh and the 1.9L Diesel Trendline is Rs14.22 lakh. The top of the line 1.9L Diesel Comfortline with DSG Automatic transmission is priced at Rs16.67 lakh. It will be available in several eye-catching colors like campanella white, red spice, reflex silver, platinum grey and deep black in the domestic market.
About eight million units of this model range have rolled out of the assembly line globally, with major sales in Europe. The Jetta is known for its powerful and sporty design, top quality and uncompromising level of safety. Technically based on the popular Golf sedan, the Jetta uses German technological excellence with striking designing skills. With stylistic interiors, the Jetta comes as an attractive sedan with a dynamic image of the four door car.
The Jetta 1.6 (75 kW / 102 PS) entry level sports standard features such as air conditioning (climatic), electro-mechanical power steering, power windows (4 windows), central locking with RF remote, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, ABS antilock braking system, metallic paint, height adjustment on driver's seat, centre armrests in front as well as 16-inch allow wheels and a Radio-CD sound system (RCD 300).
Considering advanced safety as one of the most important features of the car, the Jetta enjoys an uncompromising high level of technology and features in the area of passive safety and comes equipped with six airbags as standard and side airbags as an additional feature of the Comfortline version. Displaying fresh and classy interior design, the Jetta offers one of the largest cargo areas in its segment with a volume of 527 litres (without spare wheels).
The Jetta 1.9 TDI (77 kW / 105 PS) with manual five-speed gearbox is supplemented with features such as an automatic climate control system (climatronic), multifunctional display (on-board computer with display in the instruments), a total of eight loudspeakers for the radio-CD sound system (RCD 300) and fog lamps
The top version, the Jetta 1.9 TDI with 6 speed automatic DSG gearbox is one of the most efficient automatic transmission in the world, with more exclusive features. Its basic equipment includes leather seats, a multifunctional leather steering wheel, centre armrests and side airbags - including in the rear - as well as the ESP electronic stabilisation program. Also standard are the high-end RCD 500 audio system with 10 loudspeakers and CD changer, an alarm system, ''Coming & Leaving home'' lighting function, automatically dimming inside rear view mirror and cruise control.
Volkswagen entered the Indian market last year with its first locally assembled model, the Passat. The company currently has dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. In 2008, Volkswagen plans to operate 15 dealerships along and expects to reach 100 dealer outlets in India by end 2011.
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