Just like its exterior styling, the high-quality impression made by the interior bridges the gap to the next class up, significantly increasing the Jetta’s lead over the competition. Inside, the new Jetta offers an unparalleled perfection in details and – as a common conceptual thread – self-explanatory controls.
The silver framed round instruments designed in the style of the Passat CC are positioned for optimum viewing; the multifunction display (trip computer) is located between them. The new three-spoke steering wheel design (optionally with multifunction keys) impresses both visually and to the touch. The right hand rests ergonomically on the gearshift grip. Forward of the gear lever are the redesigned and intuitive controls for the climate control, standard from the US equipment line S plus S1-package, and other convenience features such as the optional heated seats as well as the radio and radio-navigation systems. This console section is slightly inclined towards the driver for an ideal cockpit layout that focuses on the driver’s needs. Also providing for optimal interior comfort is the air conditioning system that is standard from the S2 equipment version in the USA.
The parking brake lever was also repositioned, freeing up more space on the right side that is now used for larger cup holders. Numerous storage options - including an option-dependent centre armrest with large storage box and special sunglasses holder - all perfect the car’s practical everyday utility.
More space for driver and front passenger
Despite the low roof line, the effective headroom for driver and front passenger has remained nearly the same: It is now 970 mm. Both occupants take their places on completely redesigned and ergonomic seats that offer a high level of long-distance travel comfort and ample adjustments (optional 6-way and 8-way adjustment).
The extended wheelbase enabled a significantly more comfortable layout of the Jetta’s 3-person rear seating area. Compared to the previous model, it now offers 38.1 inches (96.7 cm) legroom – a gain of 2.6 inches (6.7 cm). Headroom in the rear, at 943 mm, is still at the same good level of the previous model.
510 liter cargo capacity
Even the base version sports a folding rear bench seatback with a 60/40 split, increasing the car’s versatility. The 510 liter (18 ft3 ) trunk can be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch alternatives: unlocking from the exterior and by RF remote control, which is standard from the S2 equipment line for the USA.
The new Jetta is equipped with six airbags as standard equipment driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags in front and side curtain airbags in front and rear). Customers can add optional rear side airbags to this package for detailed information on the topic of passive safety, see the Body section.
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