Prices start at £14,635 (RRP on-the-road) for the entry-level model Jetta S FSI 1.6-litre 113bhp.
Standard specification includes: alloy wheels; climatic air-conditioning; front and rear electric windows; speed sensitive power steering; rain sensors; LED rear lights; and a range of EU4 compliant engines.
ABS with BAS (brake assist system) and EBD (electronic brake-pressure distribution), driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbag system, ESP including EDL (electronic differential lock) and ASR (traction control) are all standard safety features across the range.
The Jetta will be offered to UK customers with a choice of five engines from launch – three petrol and two diesel.
These comprise of a 1.6-litre FSI 113bhp; 2.0-litre FSI 148bhp; 2.0-litre T-FSI 198bhp (as seen in the Golf GTI); 1.9-litre TDI 103bhp and a 2.0-litre TDI 138bhp.
Both diesel engines will be available with Volkswagen’s DSG automatic gearbox. The Jetta will feature multi-link rear suspension and electro-mechanical power steering.
Volkswagen’s DSG automatic gearbox will be optional on TDI and 2.0-litre T-FSI models with six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission as an option on 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre 198bhp FSI models. The Jetta is available to order now and goes on sale on February 3.