2011 Volkswagen Jetta Image Embargo Busted

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
2011 volkswagen jetta image embargo busted

Apparently these press images were embargoed until tomorrow… and yet here they are. But who, you might ask, would risk being boarded by Volkswagen commandos in order to deliver these images to the huddled masses, yearning for a a glimpse of the new blandness? Oh right, it says Auto Express on the picture. According to the embargo-running Brits, this is the first Jetta to be more than a Golf with a trunk: thanks to VW’s new modular architecture, the wheelbase has been extended for more rear-seat legroom. More details when Volkswagen is good and ready, likely sometime tomorrow.

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  • Rusted Source Rusted Source on Jun 15, 2010

    I don't understand why people refuse to let a Jetta be a Jetta? There's so much overlap when it comes to design nowadays (some TTAC readers called the new M37 a glorified Hyundai Elantra), but it seems like the Jetta is a favorite whipping-boy for the masses. "Looks like a Corolla" could have been submitted to Webster's as consideration for contemporary language. Here's my litmus test, years later. The now previous-generation of Jettas continue to catch my eye as time goes on, especially with the application of upscale elements (chrome and the like), where as the Corolla continues to look as plain and boring as the day it was released. Someone better send some images to Toyota so they know how to redesign their next Corolla so as not to upset the balance of those who enjoy these broad generalizations. The days of unique design are pretty much gone. We've gone into the realm of grotesque (i.e. Acura) just to make sure every avenue has been exhausted, and Hyundai surprised us with the Sonata. Otherwise it's time to set up your matrix for each model out there so you can complete the values in the adjacent column where the heading says "Looks like..."

    • Boyphenom666 Boyphenom666 on Jun 15, 2010

      Zctually looks like a cross between a Corolla and an Accord, with the chiseled lines of an Astra or a Scion.

  • Mtypex Mtypex on Jun 15, 2010

    Nicer than the current model's design.

  • Jamie Electric cars and their planet stripping unsustainable mineral needs. Nothing is perfect.....
  • Tom Kenney Wondering the same. It's getting late for 2024....I should scoop up a 2023 3.3t now.
  • Ja-GTI My father bought one of these new in '75, when I was an inquisitive lad of six with a younger sister of four. I showed her how to open the rear hatch, and then I noticed a convenient pull-down handle on the bottom of the rear parcel shelf. I couldn't reach it from the ground, so I climbed in the back, pulled on the handle, and quite suddenly shut the hatch on top of me. The four year-old sister couldn't follow my frantic instruction on how to open the hatch - she eventually left to go to our neighbor's house to "get some cookies", and I spent the next several hours having a very bad time.Finally, the older nine year-old sister came home from school and was showing the new car to a friend when she heard me yelling and freed me from my VW prison. Thankfully, I overcame my childhood PTSD and ended up owning an '07 GTI for fourteen years - which gave me another type of PTSD. And my VW circle of life is now complete. Well, except for the '15 Jetta TDI manual I bought for my son...
  • Inside Looking Out In America non-violent crime is legalized in 2020 but in England not. That guy in America would be considered as the pillar of society. Wild west you know,
  • El scotto Having really bad SATO flashbacks. Someone from Alamo would stop by the SATO office and stuff some display rack with 10$ off at Alamo! coupons. Off on another mission for Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Life! Well OK, I was off to talk to some tech reps. Riding the shuttle bus to Alamo I inwardly prayed please, oh please may there be a Neon and not a damn Sebring! Neons were by and far one of the best cheap rental cars.