More amateur spy photos of the upcoming 2011 Volkswagen Jetta have been captured and so far the reaction probably isn’t what VW is looking for. The dull looking compact car in the photos is believed to be the next Jetta model, that VW has code-named the NCS (for New Compact Sedan).
Along with less-than-impressive looks the new Jetta is believed to be less premium than before, but larger to meet with the demands of U.S. consumers. It has also been reported that the next Jetta (at least North American models) will use a less-sophisticated torsion beam rear suspension. The up-side to all this is a significantly lower cost, with rumors that it will start at $14,950 – significantly less than the $17,735 entry price for a current Jetta model.
We’re hoping Volkswagen still has some design changes in mind for the model to give it a bit more flare. Otherwise, it’s no surprise to us why VW just bought a majority stake in Italian design firm Italdesign Giugiaro.
GALLERY: 2011 VW Jetta Spy Photos