Volkswagen Philippines kicked off 2016 on a high note as they announced the availability of the new Jetta, Polo Sedan, and Tiguan. Moreover, they also teased about some new vehicles to hit the Philippine shores within this year.
This latest release of the Jetta now features 2 new variants, the 2.0 Comfortline and the 1.4 Trendline. Both having the new LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and redesigned bumper.
Inside, the Jetta Comfortline offers new interior features like front and rear armrests and rear air-conditioning vents. Occupants can also enjoy its 5-inch touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity.
For safety, it comes with Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) with Comfort Brake Assistant, Electronic Differential Lock and Anti Slip Regulation, Hill Hold Control, and Cruise Control.
But the highlight of this car is what’s under the hood. It’s got a turbocharged 2.0L TDI inline 4-cylinder CRDI diesel engine which brings out 138 hp and 320 Nm of torque. It’s then mated to a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Along with this, Volkswagen also introduced a new 1.4L TSI gasoline engine for the car’s Trendline variant. It generates 158 horses and 240 Nm of pulling power that’s carried out using a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The Polo Sedan now flaunts Halogen H7 headlights with turn signal lights, headlight-range adjustment, redesigned front and rear bumpers, new look chromed grille, and redesigned combination tail lamps. Its remote key also comes with a power trunk lid opening feature.
The best thing about the Polo Sedan is that the new variants received a massive price drop. The 1.5 Trendline TDI MT and the 1.6 Trendline MPI AT are priced at P860,000 and P840,000 respectively.
The latest Tiguan, on the other hand, comes with a Business Edition 2.0 TDI AT variant. Volkswagen fitted this with 12-way electric driver’s seat wrapped in Vienna leather and RCD510 touch screen entertainment system with radio/CD/MP3 with USB/Aux-in connectivity.
More to come
Finally, Volkswagen PH also announced the arrival of 2 new variants for the Golf; the Comfortline and the Highline later this year. Aside from these, they also touched on the topic of bringing in the R-Line variants of the Passat and the Touareg, as well as the Beetle Dune; a more aggressive-looking version of the brand’s iconic Beetle.