Order books open for revised Volkswagen Jetta

  • First deliveries of the facelifted Jetta are expected in December
  • Sleeker than before with a revised interior
  • Prices start from £18,815

The revised Volkswagen Jetta for 2015 is now on sale following its official unveiling at the New York motor show this April.

Sleeker than before, the new Jetta has had only minor subtle tweaks to the design following a similar pattern to when the German firm launched the new Passat and revised Polo earlier in the year. The key exterior changes include a revised radiator grille and a reprofiled bumper. At the rear of the car the boot lid has been redesigned and there are new tail lights too.

Inside the upgrades are a little more obvious with revised instruments, a new design of steering wheel, a variety of new trims around the centre console and new fabric designs.

Available in three trims - S, SE and GT - standard equipment includes DAB digital radio, electric windows and air conditioning.

Moving up to SE trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, lumbar support, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-trimmed steering wheel, MDI multi-device interface and cruise control.

Top-of-the-range GT trim comes with a 15mm lower sports suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, front sports seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, heat-insulating tinted rear glass, a colour multifunction trip computer, driver alert system and ambient interior lighting.

The latest Jetta also comes with new optional assistance systems including Blind Spot Detection which is helpful when pulling out of lane on the motorway and Rear Traffic Alert to aid the driver while reversing.

There will be one petrol and one diesel engine available from launch; a 1.4 litre TSI unit which you can choose between 123bhp or the more powerful 148bhp version (not available in S trim) or a 2.0 litre diesel engine which is available with either 109bhp or 148bhp, again the latter is not available in the entry-level S trim. The higher powered options will also be available with the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automatic.

From launch though CO2 emissions are still pretty low with the lower-powered diesel achieving 105g/km meaning a 17 percent BIK tax band for the current tax year. CO2 emissions for the petrol start from 125g/km which means a 18 percent BIK band for the current year.

Fuel economy is also impressive with the 109bhp diesel achieving an official combined figure of 70.6mpg while the petrol manages an equally good 52.3mpg for the 123bhp version.

Prices for the revised Volkswagen Jetta start at £18,815 and first deliveries are expected in December.

For more details on the existing range read Parkers Volkswagen Jetta review.