Anton Andres / | December 15, 2017 17:10
Volkswagen shows more of the next-gen Jetta
The teaser campaign of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is now in full swing. Last week, the seventh-generation of the marque's C-segment sedan showed off its silhouette and, just a few days ago, a sketch showed the car's side profile. Now, VW has released yet another preview of the Jetta, showing its interior this time.
Like the previous teaser, the sneak peek of the interior is in sketch form, showing the Jetta applying the interior design language of the recent new cars of Volkswagen. It now employs a wraparound look, much like the Arteon and the Polo. Gone is the flat and upright dash of the soon to be outgoing model. In its place is a sweeping, driver-oriented cockpit with what will likely come available with the brand's latest infotainment and instrument cluster system. There's also piano black trim surrounding the interior, along with silver trim in parts of the doors and dash.
In this particular sketch, we see an adaptation of Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit. Similar to the Audi Virtual Cockpit, it seamlessly integrates the infotainment screen with the instrument cluster. With this system, it allows the driver to reconfigure the display shown on the cluster, as well as wider and more flexible options for entertainment. The Digital Cockpit will likely be an option or reserved for the top of the line models. It is yet to be known how the dash will look like for other trim levels.
Besides the interior, Volkswagen also released more sketches of the car. Now showing the front and rear, there is now a clearer picture as to how the car will look like once it's revealed next month. The front end adapts some cues from the Arteon flagship four-door coupe. The hexagonal headlights are complemented by the wide three-bar grill which is larger than the soon to be outgoing model. Defined character lines are seen on the corners of the bumper and a slim air intake rounds up the front.
The rear on the other hand sees slimmer tail lights with more unique touches. It takes a leaf from Audi's design book with a defined cut near the top of the trunk lid. Overall, it is more angular than the model it will soon replace. Expect the final product to be a toned-down version of these sketches. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will make its first public appearance at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.