Volkswagen has released another teaser of the 2019 VW Jetta that will have its world debut at NAIAS 2018. The new teaser, which is a sketch, shows more of the car's design and focuses on its profile.
The 2019 VW Jetta’s official reveal is still a few weeks away, but spy shots have already exposed the car’s exterior. A prominent hexagonal radiator grille with chrome louvers dominates the front, and it is flanked by rectangular headlamps inspired by the VW Passat (B9). There’s a wide opening for the central air intake in the X-shaped bumper. Multiple hood creases accentuate the car's mature and elegant styling.
From the sides, the 2019 VW Jetta looks almost like a bigger VW Virtus. It appears to have a sleeker and sharper greenhouse than the B-segment sedan, though. At the rear, like the Virtus, the 2019 Jetta features a subtle integrated decklid spoiler and wraparound tail lamps reminiscent of the Audi A4.
The seventh-gen VW Jetta will ride on the versatile MQB platform. Reports say that Volkswagen will offer it with 1.4-, 1.8- and 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engines. Transmission choices will include 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic.
The 2019 VW Jetta will go on sale in the U.S. and other international markets next year. Volkswagen will not sell the next-gen VW Jetta in India and Australia. That, coupled with the lack of demand in the UK too, would mean Volkswagen might not make a right-hand drive version this time.