According to a well-connected forum member at VWVortex, Volkswagen‘s all-new Jetta model will finally be an affordable vehicle on U.S. soil, starting at just $14,950. By comparison, the least expensive current Jetta now starts at $17,735.
This new Jetta model has been designed with the U.S. market in mind and based on VW’s plan to attract U.S. customers, it should offer increased size and interior room. We’re worried that in order to achieve this lower cost, VW will have to cut corners, offering a less-premium interior. Still, with VW’s already high-quality trim, even a slight downgrade should leave it well placed in the market. Other cost-cutting measures include the use of a less-sophisticated torsion beam rear suspension for models sold in North America.
In the future, VW is expected to deliver more U.S.-targeted models including an all new mid-size sedan to replace the Passat. That model will be built in the U.S. to help reduce production costs.
According to the same VWVortex source, the German automaker looks to release official info and photos of the car in the next few weeks.
[Source: VWVortex via Autoblog]