VW Drops Another Teaser For 2019 Jetta, Shows Nothing New Or Exciting

With about a month left until the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta premieres in Detroit, another teaser image of the compact sedan has surfaced, this time previewing its profile.

We can clearly see the Arteon and China-only Phideon-inspired design in the official sketch shown by the brand’s North America CEO, Matthias Erb, and shared by Motor1.

However, its shape doesn’t surprise us, as we already caught a first glimpse of the seventh generation Jetta back in August, detailing a new styling that looks more attractive than the car it replaces – not that this was hard to begin with. 

Beneath the new sheet metal is where the action takes place. It’s been reported that the new-gen Volkswagen Jetta employs the latest evolution of the Group’s MQB architecture, shared with the Golf and many more.

The platform will allow it to adopt a wide variety of engines, although no details surrounding them have been released so far, except for a rumor suggesting that the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, which currently develops 150hp, will be carried over, albeit with a minor power boost.

We’ll know more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in the coming weeks, through various teasers and reports that should arrive before its public debut set for the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which starts on January 14 for the international press days.


  • Matthijs

    “Sporty”… really..?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      True but the bar was significantly lowered when we got SUVs.

  • AxlRock

    The rear wing is too long and out of proportion, and the design on the whole is too generic, even for a VW. Maybe it’s just this white prototype though, waiting for better images.

  • Puddingpopper

    Sonata much??? VW what gives? Are all the good designers over at Seat and Skoda? and what happened to this???? https://i1.wp.com/www.carnewschina.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/volkswagen-lamando-gts-china-1.jpg

    • Rzrlf

      seems like puddingpopper popped a blood vessel..

      • Puddingpopper

        Yea in my b*hole, too much commenting from my porcelain throne

    • Marty

      Isn’t the Lamando more like a “Golf-sized Passat” for markets were the Passat isn’t that popular because is too big for ordinary people and not premium enough for rich people?

      • Puddingpopper

        Lol… I guess it considers what passat we are talking about. New Jetta looks like its getting pretty large

        • Marty

          Yes, it seems like maybe they want to get away from the idea that Jetta is just a Golf with a glued-on trunk, for old people*. But I got the feeling that the Lamando has got more power and equipment than a normal “compact sedan”.

          *I live in a country were Golf-sized sedans only sell if they are made by premium brands. 🙂

          • Puddingpopper

            Curious to see if this will be just a North America car… VW makes the jetta far cheaper than the golf in the states. VW had a more premium feel overall pre global economic meltdown… wish i could get into a Seat or Skoda

  • Liam Paul

    ok heart, nothing to get excited abut here, rather boring and nice looking, just nothing to make a wow factor

  • dumblikeyou2

    Just finished reading about this on Autoblog; it sounds like VW is making it as bad as the current one.
    Softer suspension, beam-axle, cheap plastic, etc.

  • Shane Seiwerts

    Looks like a VW A4

  • lagunas3ca

    Those Jeep Grand Cherokee hairpin looking LED lights look so ugly.

  • BlackPegasus


  • diesel_vdub

    The blue one in the sketch looks kinda nice. The white prototype looks like a Camry. YUCK!! Maybe it’s just the color difference, I hate white vehicles.

  • DM

    Oh VW you’ve done it again… I would have preferred something more like the A3 Sedan. IMO that’s a compact sedan done right! Sexy, small and sleek, like the original A4 and 3 series were before they went bigger.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Kind of odd profile.

  • ediotsavant

    Why even bother?

  • Christian

    So they won’t sell them in Europe anymore?

  • CarBrough

    Awesome! What a great rental while my car is in the shop…

  • JR Glide

    VW = FRAUD

  • LABKHArris

    ok heart, nothing to get excited abut here, rather boring and nice looking, just nothing to make a wow factor

  • eb110americana

    “VW Drops Another Teaser For 2019 Jetta, Shows Nothing New Or Exciting”

    I’m going to go ahead and save you some time here: You can basically insert *any* new VW or Audi for the foreseeable future, and you will have accurately predicted its styling.

  • Zed68

    Incredibly meh!

  • jsz00

    Funny how VW is starting to look more like Korean cars now

  • AEE91

    no effort put forth in this car one bit. Commend them for using a straight edge ruler though.

  • :/ Yurr

    I like those rims…just reveal it already. It’s probably not gonna be better than the chevy cruze and honda civic anyways.

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