Despite bearing the Jetta name in North America, the car is built on the same MQB platform as the rest of the new Golf family. That means weight savings. In this case VW manage to lop off 232 lbs.
Among the other revisions for the utilitarian car, VW says the split rear seat is redesigned and easier to use. The cargo area also features adjustable heights and can be locked in different positions. It also now comes with a roller blind to help hide valuables.
A range of diesel and gasoline engines will be offered in Europe, but most won’t be powerful enough to suit North American customer expectations and are unlikely to ship. It’s more likely that the car will be sold in the U.S. with larger powerplants.