Getting a Feel for the 2019 Jetta Before its Big Reveal
While it’s a bit difficult to tell exactly what feature changes have occurred on the exterior of the 2019 Jetta without looking closely and carefully. Representatives explain that the car is 2 inches longer overall and less than 1 inch wider than it was in previous generations. There were changes to the rear overhang and it’s much more prominent. The slope of the roof is also gentler than before, giving the vehicle a more straightforward look.
Modern Day Gauge Cluster
Though the Volkswagen reps took considerable care blocking out the dash board with a mat before allowing testers to drive it around, it wasn’t too difficult to see what was down underneath. Below the cover it appears that the 2019 Jetta features a cluster setup just like the one in the 2018 Atlas. There’s a 12.3 inch optional display that is expected to be shown off at the upcoming auto show that will feature the 2019 Jetta reveal.
A Solid Platform
The 2019 Jetta comes built on top of the modern MQB platform that most other VW vehicles are relying on. This car does come with one variance compared to many others sold by Volkswagen though, a torsion-beam rear suspension that’s more affordable, and many would say inferior to the multi-link rear suspension that many other vehicles are relying on today. Even still, the cost-saving adjustment doesn’t seem to take away from the car’s performance. It handles surprisingly well around corners and over bumps.
Powerful and Smooth
Equipped with a smaller turbocharged engine, the Jetta isn’t exactly a sports car. That doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable to drive though. The vehicle doesn’t work that hard to get up to highway speeds and can easily surpass them with max speeds in excess of 120 MPH. The car experiences a bit of turbo lag, but has plenty of pull in the low and high ranges and is a true joy to race around in. It’s no sports car, but it will satisfy many drivers just looking for something small and spunky to drive around.
The 2019 Jetta offers some impressive changes and is a pretty solid package. Sure we don’t know a whole lot about the vehicle just yet, but it shouldn’t be too long before the Jetta is officially released and more information comes out about the car. Stay tuned for that!