2015 VW Jetta to Receive Mid-Cycle Refresh; Sportwagen to Become a Golf

2015 VW Jetta to Receive Mid-Cycle Refresh; Sportwagen to Become a Golf

The Volkswagen Jetta will receive a mid-cycle refresh before the end of this year, in the process dropping the Sportwagen model, which will instead be branded as a Golf.

Don’t expect any major changes to the Jetta, however, with updated limited to subtle styling tweaks, new paint colors, wheel designs and updates to the interior. VW already made substantial changes to the car for 2014, with a fully independent rear suspension now standard across the lineup, while the archaic 2.5-liter 5-cylinder was dropped in favor of a new turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder.

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The Jetta SportWagen will disappear, but in name only, and will sport the Golf nameplate from here on out in the U.S..

As for what we can expect from the German automaker in the near future, the new GTI will be the first model to launch this year, followed by the standard Golf and electric e-Golf. The Golf will also arrive in North American with a TDI diesel model as well as the more powerful Golf R.

GALLERY: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL


[Source: Autoblog]

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  • Przemek Lodej

    booooring, old man’s car.

  • vwdoctor

    Old Men have to drive something too!

  • moldcore

    Way over due but sounds like it won’t be enough. The SportWagen was the only Jetta model that I liked. Both the Jetta and the Passat need a big make over. I have an 08 Passat that I’d like to replace but what they offer now is basically the same thing in uglier skin. And why did they make it bigger? The only car in their lineup that looks nice is the CC.

  • JW110

    The cars are so American, they have lost their way. No longer any hint of German engineering, craftsmanship or value.

    Everything is bigger and built worse.

    I fear I’ve owned my last VW.