As per the recent reports, the seventh generation Volkswagen Jetta is to set to make its world debut at the 2018 North America International Auto Show, also known as Detroit Auto Show, held between 13th and 28th January 2017.
The seventh generation sedan’s new and clear look could be seen while being tested in August this year. It was observed that the size of the sedan has become a tad longer than the previous versions. This could be because of the switch to the modular MOB platform, resulting in a larger footprint of the new Jetta.
The D segment sedan space has seen a lot of action lately, with Hyundai launching Elantra in 2016, Toyota and Skoda doing the same with the launch of Corolla and Octavia facelift respectively. The current generation Jetta seems to be a bit dated now when compared with its competition. Cruze, the once popular sedan from Chevrolet is no longer on sale as the American carmaker has decided to shut its operation in the country.
The Jetta, which is expected to launch in 2019, will not only compete against Octavia, Corolla and Elantra but also an all-new version of Honda Civic, which is to be launched soon.