As Chevy’s Cruze and Toyota’s Corolla diesel' mop up the D segment sedan market, a new contender is taking shape in the VW camp. VW India has started testing the 2012 VW Jetta in India. A member of the popular forum TeamBHP has snapped up pictures of the Jetta being tested at Lavasa in Maharashtra.
Earlier we reported that Volkswagen is planning to launch the Jetta in the second half of 2011. We guess the plan is to launch in the car during the festive season of Dussehra to gain maximum attention. So expect an August-September debut. As IAB reported two months ago, the Jetta will not have BlueMotion technology and will be offered with a petrol engine.
The new Jetta carries the same design language that we saw on the new Vento but is beefier and brawnier.
The pic shows that the model caught testing is a 2.0 TDI diesel engine producing 140 hp. It should be offered in both Automatic and Manual variants. We guess VW will launch the diesel variant first and follow it up with petrol (à la Passat).
What do you think should the price range be for the new Jetta to successfully compete against its rivals?
Source - Team-Bhp.com