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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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No Easter Eggs For Jetta

While this is somewhat of a let down, it's not a deal breaker when it comes to car purchases. Yea, it would be nice to find small Easter eggs like what you'd find in a Jeep Wrangler but Klaus Bischoff, the head of design at Volkswagen, did make a good point to AutoGuide. They small details don't drive sales. “Is that a reason to buy it?” asked Bischoff rhetorically. “No,” he answered in short order.

Good point since the Jetta is meant to be a driving focused car at a good price and I'd rather more effort be put into the engineering of it than window decals.

Why There Are Zero Easter Eggs in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta » AutoGuide.com News
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 10:59 AM
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Yeah I saw this article just the other day. Not surprising at all that this is the stance VW has taken. They have always put the driver experience first and he's right that Easter Eggs don't sell cars. You know what would sell cars, showcasing what we can expect from GTI/R variants aha.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2018, 10:23 PM
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Less is more and VW really doesn't have the resources to get too fancy with their window trims and such. If they want to recover faster from the dieselgate scandal, then VW should offer more engine options for their lineup to draw in customers who lost faith because of that event.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 11:04 AM
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Seeing as VW has discontinued the Jetta in the UK, we may seem them leaning towards a global platform for their future vehicles. Perhaps that means we'll see more engine/diesel offerings come to North America. While they haven't been widely adopted here, those looking for a fuel efficient vehicle may be swayed by the numbers.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 06:45 PM
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Europeans like the Passat better and I can't blame them. Passat sales were amazing enough meanwhile Jetta sales were hanging on by a thread. Maybe VW can make a business case of offering even cheaper Passat trims.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 11:20 AM
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Considering the lower entry price of the new Jetta, perhaps VW has the hopes of bringing a similar model to their other sedans as well. Or perhaps the price point of the new Arteon, will make consumers gravitate towards cheaper options. Either way VW is clearly making an effort to bring interest back the sedan segment.
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The Arteon is already being criticised for being an overpriced Passat CC. In the coming months we'll see whether or not consumers believe its price point is justified. It was a risky moving bringing another sedan to the market, especially one that sits above the incredibly successful Passat. The market for luxury vehicles is increasing, and we see they may even have a place within crossovers.
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The Arteon is already being criticised for being an overpriced Passat CC. In the coming months we'll see whether or not consumers believe its price point is justified. It was a risky moving bringing another sedan to the market, especially one that sits above the incredibly successful Passat. The market for luxury vehicles is increasing, and we see they may even have a place within crossovers.
I always thought it was priced fair, the only issue is that it could feel a bit more sporty. Aside from that its a solid product that will sell. Hard to not sell what's a bargain Audi.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 10:52 AM
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While it has the styling cues of a luxury brand car, its obvious that its a little lacking in performance. There are also some publications that suggest its cabin to be too similar to what's found in the Passat, and found rear headroom to still be an issue. In a car this large, you would think that wouldn't be a problem.
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