Ok, let’s cut to the chase… When did Volkswagen hire Toyota designers?
The 4th generation (MK4) Jetta (1999-2004) was a smashing success that redefined the Volkswagen brand worldwide. However, the succeeding iterations of the model are becoming rather bland. The MK4 Jetta was such a huge hit because the car looked trendy and so much more ‘premium’ than its competitors of the time.
The 5th generation (MK5) Jetta still looks somewhat more upscale when you put it up against the Corolla, Civic, Sentra, and Focus. The same cannot be said about this all-new 2011 model, its styling is very reserved – much like the new Kia Forte sedan with a hint of Corolla.
Either the Japanese and Koreans have caught up the European design prowess, or the stylists at VW have fallen flat on their face.
Let’s just hope that the excellent interior material quality and superb fit-and-finish, the hallmark of VW, continues in this Jetta.
And, of course, we will let you know how it drives once it is available to us.
In the meanwhile, below is the video Volkswagen released to the media folks, enjoy!
Source – Volkswagen