Ahead of its debut in Detroit in around a month, Volkswagen has released a rendering of what the 2019 Jetta’s side profile will look like.
Originally shown by VW North America’s Chief Engineering Officer, Matthias Erb, at a presentation and then shared by Motor1
, the design seems sleek and an upgrade from the outgoing Jetta model.
The seventh generation Jetta is expected to share a platform with the Golf, the Audi A3, and a few other models. Though nothing has been confirmed by BW yet, rumor has it a few engine options may be sitting on said platform. One of which could be a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of delivering around 150hp, though it may receive a power boost in the Jetta. There are also rumors of an eight-speed automatic transmission as well.
Much is still in the air, but we do know that the new Jetta will look sleek and streamlined with a grille that takes styling notes from the VW Arteon. As for the rear, it may take some inspiration from the Audi A3 though we won’t know for sure until the Jetta’s big reveal.
Speaking of which, the new Jetta will make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which will open its doors to the press on January 14.