Volkswagen’s freshened 2022 Jetta sedan, which encompasses a barely bigger engine, extra customary tools and modest styling adjustments supposed to maintain the model’s entry-level car engaging to newcomers to VW, has a value.
The entry-level Trendline will begin at $24,345. It should even be supplied in Comfortline and Highline trims. The 2022 Jetta GLI is obtainable in a single trim with an MRSP of $33,345 for handbook transmission and $32,995 MSRP for the automated transmission.
The newest Jetta will get new entrance and rear fascias and a brand new grille to distinguish it from the outgoing mannequin. It receives inside upgrades as effectively, together with a normal 8-inch digital cockpit instrument cluster and heated facet mirrors. VW’s Automobile-Internet infotainment software program suite comes customary on the Comfortline mannequin.
Beneath the hood, the earlier customary 1.4-litre base engine has been changed with a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that makes 158 hp, up 11 hp from the earlier mannequin. The engine is mated to both a six-speed handbook gearbox or an eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission, giving the Jetta extra torque at decrease rpms than the present engine.
The sporty Jetta GLI will come customary with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine paired to both a six-speed handbook transmission or out there seven-speed computerized gearbox that makes 228 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque.
On the driver-assistance entrance, the 2022 Jetta now comes customary with blind-spot monitoring, front-assist braking and pedestrian monitoring, in addition to rear cross visitors alert.
The Jetta is VW’s third-bestselling mannequin in Canada behind the Tiguan and Atlas. By the primary three quarters of the 12 months, VW had bought 9,964 Jettas in Canada, up 22 per cent from a 12 months earlier.
Though sedan gross sales proceed to fall within the trade, Jetta “stays an essential quantity automobile for our model,” mentioned Hein Schafer, senior vice chairman for product and technique with VW Group of America. “There’s nonetheless a spot for compact sedans and we nonetheless wish to compete in that section with the Jetta.”