Volkswagen has systematically tailored its US equipment versions S, SE, SEL, TDI and GLI to address the wishes of American car drivers, and in doing so it has developed one of the most attractive saloons in its class. The already well-equipped base version will launch at prices from 15,995 US dollars.
Standard features of the Jetta in America
S-Line (S1): Standard features of the base version Jetta include ESP and ABS, 6 airbags, 5 head restraints (with special whiplash protection in front), tire pressure monitoring, outdoor temperature display, daytime running lights, pollen filter, electric windows all around, 3 cup holders, Cardeol pattern seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split rear seatback, radio prep with four loudspeakers, and body-colored bumpers and door handles.
S2: The S-Line can be supplemented with the S2 package, which includes climate control, radio-CD system, RF remote control for central locking and pre-wiring for an alarm system.
SE line (SE1): Beyond the S1 and S2 features, the SE line also includes a 16-inch wheel-tire combination instead of 15-inch, comfort seats in Acerin pattern, door mirrors in body color with integrated indicator lights, larger tailpipes, radio prep with 6 loudspeakers, a chrome interior package (rotary light switch, bezels for the air nozzles, control knobs for the climate control system, parking brake lever grip and chrome badge on the steering wheel), centre armrests (front armrest has storage box and 2 cup holders, rear has 2 cup holders as well), cruise control, lockable and illuminated glove box, reading lamps in the rear, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors and floor mats.
SE2: Supplemental packages are provided here too. The SE2 includes a leather multifunction steering wheel, leather gearshift grip and leather parking brake, 16-inch Sedona alloy wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio system, Bluetooth, USB, AUX and iPod interfaces and heated seats and windshield washer nozzles.
SE3: Additional features of the SE3 package include a premium sound system with CD/MP3 player and a large tilt/slide sunroof.
SEL line (SEL1): The SEL equipment line is launching with even more exclusive features. Beyond the standard features of the SE3, this Jetta line – and this is just an excerpt – is also equipped with these exterior features: fog lamps, chrome accents on the radiator grille, chrome trim on the side window sills, machine-polished 17-inch Joda alloy wheels and rear disc brakes instead of drum brakes. Additional convenience and comfort features on this Jetta are the Keyless Access automatic engine starting and locking system, RNS Low (US) radio-navigation system, 8-way driver’s seat adjustment, brushed chrome interior accents and a trip computer. The sunroof is not included with the SEL1 package.
SEL2: Those wishing to drive the top version Jetta with a sunroof will choose the SEL2 package. This version also includes a sport chassis, aluminum sport pedals and sporty styling of the door sills.
TDI line (TDI1): The Clean Diesel version of the new Jetta is automatically equipped with features through the SE2 level plus a trip computer, leather multifunction steering wheel, leather gearshift grip, leather parking brake lever, disc brakes all around and 16-inch Mambo alloy wheels.
TDI2: Features of the TDI version can be supplemented with the TDI2 package that includes a sunroof, fog lights, chrome radiator grille, chrome window sill trim, interior accents in metal look, Keyless Access engine starting and locking system, RNS Low radio-navigation system and 8-way driver’s seat adjustment.
GLI line (GLI1): The flagship of the new Jetta model series will follow in 2011 – the GLI with 147 kW / 200 PS. GLI upgrades beyond those of the SE1 level make up an almost endless list of exclusive details. This line includes 17-inch alloy wheels, multi-link rear suspension, sound generator for a sporty engine sound, sport chassis lowered by 15 millimeters, customized bumpers in sport design, red painted brake calipers, sport seats with custom GLI upholstery, red seat and leather seams steering wheel, custom GLI gearshift grip and parking brake, brushed metal interior accents, aluminum pedals and door sills, as well as a Sirius satellite radio system.
GLI2/3: In the GLI2 version, the Jetta is also equipped with a sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-like V-Tex seat covers and an exceptional sound system. The GLI3 level adds a radio-navigation system.
The Keyless Access option is a locking and engine starting system that makes do without a door or ignition lock. When one of the front door handles is touched, the system detects access authorization from a transponder in the person’s jacket, trousers or handbag, unlocks the Jetta (in this case including the electric steering column lock), releases the engine immobilizer and optional anti-theft warning system and enables an engine start by the engine Start/Stop button on the centre console. From the outside, the Jetta is locked by touching one of the door handles – on one of the surfaces specially marked for this purpose. As an alternative, the Volkswagen may of course also be locked or unlocked from the inside or by remote control.
Functional procedure: When the door handle is touched, this essentially wakes up the Jetta. The electronics utilizes outside antennas (including one in each of the front door handles) to externally radiate an inductive field to scan for a valid ID transponder – a suitable sender – at a distance of up to 1.5 meters from the Jetta. If it finds one, the antenna routes the code emitted by the sender to the relevant control module. All of this happens faster than the blink of an eye. If the code is correct, the doors are unlocked. Three other antennas inside the vehicle can also localize a transponder or "key" here. In the passenger compartment, other antennas check whether the ID transponder is located inside the car. To protect children, for example, the car’s engine cannot be started if the ID transponder is outside the vehicle – even by just a few centimeters. So, if the transponder fob is placed on the roof, it would be impossible to climb in and drive off.
Radio-CD and Radio-Navigation systems
Either the RCD 210 US-version radio system is included as standard equipment on the higher equipment lines. The top audio system in America it is the Premium 8 model with integrated CD changer, interface for SD cards and touchscreen. All Jetta versions are available with an optional hands-free system 1 system in America for mobile telephones.
SAT Radio: In the USA, Volkswagen offers the Jetta with SAT reception (Sirius) for radio-CD and navigation systems. Users will be able to choose from more than 200 radio stations, and the system offers the latest traffic reports for navigation. Additional information is also provided, e.g. weather, petrol prices, sport results, TV programming and flight information.
RNS 315 for America: An attractively priced entry to radio-navigation systems is offered by the new RNS 315 with 5-inch touchscreen (400 x 240 pixels), CD player, SD card slot and dual tuner. The SD card interface can be used to save the navigation data (by copying it from the Navigations-CD) and MP3 files for music replay. The RNS 315 may also be supplemented with the DAB module.
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Equipment information and technical data apply to models offered in the USA and Germany. They may differ in other countries. All mpg data are forecast EPA values for the USA; all l/100 km data are forecast NEDC values for Europe.
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