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Retracing the Illustrious History of the Volkswagen Jetta

Last updated 5 years ago

Since 1979, the Volkswagen Jetta has been helping drivers commute during the week and take long trips on weekends and holidays. Initially inspired by the Volkswagen Golf, the Jetta has developed its own distinct identity throughout its six generations in existence. During the course of its production history, the Jetta has established a name for itself based on the following qualities and characteristics:

An Inspiring Name

Most likely to invoke images of the impressive speeds at which its vehicles could travel, Volkswagen, for a period of time, named the automobiles it manufactured after well-known wind patterns. The Jetta’s name was selected with the intent of bringing to mind the powerful “jet stream.”

Great Value

The Jetta has always been a cost-effective option for drivers looking for high quality at a low price. The 2013 Jetta will be the least expensive German sedan on the North American market.

Progressive Fuel Efficiency

Over the last several years, the Jetta has become known for its impressive fuel economy statistics. Conservative estimates give the 2013 diesel Jetta TDI a 36 MPG average. The Jetta Hybrid takes the efficiency up a notch, rated at a combined 45 MPG.

A Safe Ride

From its example as one of the first cars to utilize a passive restraint system to its incorporation of side-curtain airbags, anti-slip regulation, and brake assist almost a decade ago, the VW Jetta has maintained reliably high safety ratings, being named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2006.

At first glance, the Jetta presents itself as an attractive and practical transportation option for the compact family sedan seeking individual. A closer look at the model will reveal its fascinating history and instill further consumer confidence in the prospective buyer. If you are a resident of the Denver area who is considering making a Jetta your next automobile purchase, check out Emich Volkswagen’s online inventory and call us at (303) 757-7751 to arrange a dealership visit and test drive today. And, check out our infographic highlighting the 2013 Jetta hybrid.


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