Production for New Volkswagen Jetta Starts in December

Production for New Volkswagen Jetta Starts in December

Ten new Volkswagens are due before the end of the year, with a new Jetta for North America set to begin production this December.

The announcement was made at a VW press conference held last week to bring the world up to date on how the post-Dieselgate plan is progressing. A sort of State of the Union address for the German company.

Although the new Jetta is still under wraps, a new model would mark the first totally redesigned Jetta since 2011. This is a particularly important car in North America, where the Jetta consistently leads sales for VW.

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It will be just one of 10 new models worldwide to start production this year, five of which have no direct predecessor: The Atlas, Arteon, Tiguan LWB, T-Roc, and Virtus (an MQB-based sedan for Brazil that’s smaller than the Jetta).

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Those five are joined by the Up! PA, the new Polo, the Phideon PHEV, the new Touareg, and, of course, the Jetta.

The Atlas, Tiguan, and T-Roc are all new additions to VW’s SUV lineup which the brand hopes to increase to a worldwide total of 19 by 2020. Not all of them are likely to find their way to America, but with a “sporty” five-seat Atlas derivative already teased and more SUVs promised, the number is sure to rise from the pre-scandal two.

Following all of that, of course, Volkswagen wants to become the world’s leading electric car manufacturer with the ID family of exclusively electric vehicles. Sales of those are set to start in 2020.

A version of this story originally appeared on VW Vortex

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  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Just look at all those middle aged white dudes! Good to see the Hitler founded car company so alive and well. He would be proud.

  • TransWarpDrive

    Hitler only funded the construction of the factory, as well as giving money to Ferdinand Porsche, the VW’s real creator, so Dr. Porsche could develop & refine the classic air-cooled Beetle we all know and love. Hitler’s aim was to exploit Porsche’s honest dream of a car for the common man for his own nefarious purposes.
    VW has long since lived down its association with the Third Reich, except, it seems, in the minds of a few naysayers (and I’m not pointing ANY fingers here….)