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2011 Volkswagen Jetta | new car review

Posted on May 19, 2011 by

2011 VW Jetta front 3q driving 300x200 2011 Volkswagen Jetta | new car reviewJetta has been redesigned for 2011 and has done a good job at that. Few small cars in the small car segment have such upscale design and features as this all new car from VW.

At a price tag of AED 69400, the 2011 is a compelling option for buyers looking at an entry level sedan car. For the money, you get a car with a 2.0 litre engine that produces 115 bhp mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission, topped up with German engineering, superb build quality and nice styling.

2011 VW Jetta side 3q driving 300x200 2011 Volkswagen Jetta | new car reviewABS with traction control and 6 airbags comes as standard on all variants, speaking of which, there are three at the time of launch – Trendline, Comfortline and Comfortline Plus.

Although the Trendline is entry level car in the Jetta lineup, it comes with remote controlled central locking, a multi functional display with CD player and 8 speaker sound system, climatic air conditioner and automatic hazard lights on hard braking. The car rides on 16-inch steel wheels.

2011 VW Jetta side driving 300x161 2011 Volkswagen Jetta | new car reviewComfortline will take you upscale with chrome accents, 16-inch alloys, dual zone air-con, multi functional steering, an anti theft alarm system and parking sensors at the front and back of the car.

Top of the line variant, the Comfortline Plus comes with 17-inch alloys, keyless lock and engine start system, electronically adjustable sports seats with partial leather covering in the front and a touch screen audio system.

The VW Jetta competes with the likes of Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sunny and Kia Cerato.

Pricing for different countries in the GCC and Middle East region at the time of launch is as follows:

Market                         Jetta starting price in local currency

UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)      AED 69,400

KSA                                         SR 69,900

Qatar                                       QR 68,900

Kuwait                                     KD 5,450

Bahrain                                    BD 6,990

Oman                                      OR 7,350

Lebanon                                  US$ 22,900 without VAT

Jordan                                     JD 24,900

Iraq                                          US$ 18,800

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