Is this the MkVI Jetta ?
Posted by phaeton at 4:30 PM
The German motoring magazine Auto Motor und Sport has reportedly taken shots of the Mk5 Jetta facelift.
On closer inspection of these images its very clear that the vehicle is infact the New Bora released in China earlier this year but with a different lower front bumper perhaps styled more towards Europe.
The New Bora is based on a new platform that is heavily Mk4 derived, it has been said in the press that Jetta VI would go back a step so that VW could get a better RoI compared to the current generation Jetta due to its expensive suspension components.
AMuS has stated in the article that the Jetta VI will release in September at the Paris Motor Show.
Below is the Press Release of the New Bora from earlier this year.
New Bora – New generation of bestseller fully conceptualized for China
In a world premiere, the FAW Volkswagen joint venture is presenting the New Bora at Auto China 2008 – a very independently designed mid-class sedan with first-class workmanship. This successor to the successful Bora was once again systematically adapted to the wishes of Chinese customers.
Visually, German and Chinese design influences merge in this front-wheel drive car.
Clearly indicative of Volkswagen ‘design DNA’ are characteristics such as the muscular and clear modulations, an unmistakable C-pillar, the trapezoidal line of the headlights, the typical V shaped radiator grille that is integrated in the lines of the engine hood, and the car’s timeless impression.
Simultaneously, the New Bora takes on Chinese elements like the lion dance in its prominent visual alliance of headlamps, radiator grille and bumpers.
The design of the rear corresponds to that of the front mask.
No less typical is the high waist line, which emphasizes – from a purely visually perspective as well – the excellent passive safety of the New Bora.
Also typical of Volkswagen are the New Bora’s impressive quality of workmanship, high level of active safety, great comfort, intuitive controls and very good interior space.
Its size classification: with a length of 4,540 millimeters and a width of 1,775 millimeters the New Bora is close in size to the European Jetta.
The height of the Volkswagen is 1,467 millimeters. One reason for the extraordinarily good interior space is the car’s long wheelbase of 2,610 millimeters. The 450 liter cargo area also offers multi-variable utility.
New Bora – engines
At its market introduction, FAW Volkswagen will be offering the New Bora with two modern Euro-4 gasoline engines.
Both engines are distinguished by very refined performance and low fuel consumption. The four cylinder engines can be paired with a six-speed automatic (Tiptronic) as an option.
New Bora – two equipment lines
The New Bora will be available in the two equipment lines “Trendline” and “Comfortline”. Even the base version, the “Trendline”, has standard features that include ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, power steering, power windows, climate control system and a CD-Radio (MP3-capable). Also on-board in the New Bora Comfortline are 15-inch alloy wheels, sliding sunroof, chrome package, anti-theft warning system, cruise control and parking sensors.
In addition, the top version is differentiated by an extended list of optional features.
They include leather seats, side and head airbags and a navigation system.
Source:Auto Motor und Sport