Although there were a few updates to the 2018 VW Jetta, the bigger changes to the Jetta are just around the corner. Volkswagen has confirmed that the next-generation 2019 VW Jetta is going to debut in January at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Volkswagen North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken recently revealed that the 2019 Jetta will take the stage in a few months. While he didn’t give too many details about the new Jetta, he did say that it will be “super modern” and have an “emotional” design with coupe-like styling. Luckily we already saw a few leaked photos of the new Jetta. Any update is welcome, since the current Jetta has been pretty boring since it became “Americanized.” The 2019 Jetta will again be geared towards American tastes, “We have given the car a North American ‘touch’ but not always in terms of low cost and less content.”
To make it a bit more exciting, the 2019 VW Jetta will be available with an R-Line version right from the start and the Jetta GLI will be added about a year later. A manual transmission will be available as well, but there’s no word if it will be offered on the GLI, since the 2018 Jetta GLI lost its manual.
Woebcken also confirmed that the Arteon (the CC successor) will arrive in the second half of 2018. An all-new Passat will also arrive in 2019 as a 2020 model. “It’s a great looking car.”