2019 VW Jetta Teased Ahead Of A Detroit Debut

Volkswagen has teased the 2019 Jetta on the company’s consumer website in Canada of all places.

First noticed by VW Vortex, the teaser image shows the model will have an evolutionary design and adopt a new front fascia with a more prominent grille. Styling details are hard to make out but the model bears a strong resemblance to images that surfaced earlier this year.

The teaser site also includes a countdown clock that reveals the model will be unveiled in a little over 50 days. That’s January 18th which falls in line with the North American International Auto Show.

Volkswagen North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken has previously confirmed the car will debut in Detroit and stated it will be “super modern” and have an “emotional” design with coupe-like styling. The executive added the car has been given a “North American ‘touch’ but not always in terms of low cost and less content.”

A lot of details remain unconfirmed but Woebcken stated a manual transmission and an R-Line variant will be available at launch. Approximately one year later, the company will introduce the new Jetta GLI.

The car is slated to ride on the MQB platform and rumors have suggested it will be powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It currently produces 150 hp (111 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque but Car and Driver suggests it may receive a power boost.

H/T to Motor1

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  • Leconte Dave

    Knew it

  • WG

    I am not fond of the rear with the pre-facelift 2015 sonata look.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Decent, not amazing.

  • Jason Miller

    Current car is so much better looking.

  • erly5

    So dull, it’s as if Volkswagen don’t even care about the styling.

  • ErnieB

    Nice 2015 Honda Accord.. oh wait.. it’s a Jetta..

  • Bash

    Is that teaser produced by DC, just saying.

  • Raf

    i own a 2016 jetta sport and i must say that my car looks better than that thing above hurting my eyes. I mean seriously what were they thinking with that grille? it’s hideous.

  • lol

    Pitiful. Just Pitiful. Inexcusable. We’re going to be in 2018 soon. This will be a 2019 model. 2019. That’s one year away from 2020. 2020. And this – this is what we get as the new Jetta? If there was ever an automotive design fail, this would be it. It looks like one of those cheap regional models sold in Asia or even eastern Europe. Or a Chinese car. Or worse. In fact, some Chinese brands (the ones who aren’t blatantly copying) can now put out better efforts than this effortless garbage. We waited all these painfully long, automotive design lifetimes (in years) to finally receive this as relief?

    The exterior designers on this project really are poor excuses for designers. They should be let go. And, worse still, the ones approving the design, or setting the design direction should be fired.

    Pitifully disappointing. Folks, we’re a few years away from 2020.

    Introducing the new, 2019 VW Jetta.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      They aren’t designers anymore. They come up with one idea and implement it across the whole company. Every car looks the same but smaller as it goes down line, every SUV looks the same but, you guessed it, they get smaller down line. It’s sad really. The only ones getting good choices for design are the exotics and even they are getting to look like every other company.

  • Daly Bouargoub

    At first i thought is a new Fiat Egea/Dodge Neon in the front, then a Skoda SuperB at the side and now an Audi A4 in the rear lol what kind of restyling is this?

  • jsz00

    Looks like what Great Wall automobiles would design in China.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    They are hell-bent on making every car look like the other. The Atlas started this whole new design language. And it’s so bland.

  • Auf Wiedersehen
  • KareKakk

    Wow, that looks like something completely different. VW Generic Mk.I

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