Volkswagen Jetta Trendline 1.4 TSI (DSG) Review
Ready steady Jetta

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
9 Jun 2015

The Jetta gained much notoriety in the past for being one of the key models responsible for Volkswagen’s sales boom during the time when COE premiums were low. And it’s easy to see why. It’s an attractive package of German build quality paired with the spaciousness and economy that one looks for in a family car. On top of that Volkswagen has made it quite hard to ignore with a price tag that seems more Japanese than Continental.

The new Jetta keeps to its tried and tested ingredients which include the 122bhp engine that helps it sit comfortably within the Category A COE. This puts the German in direct contention with the Toyota Corolla Altis.

The general profile of the new car remains familiar but there are obvious differences in its exterior design. The front fascia has been completely reworked to feature a more aerodynamic design which reduces drag by 10 per cent. The streamlined front gives the new car a sportier appeal which is further enhanced by the new daytime running light LED arrangement that gives the car a distinctive visual profile at night. 

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Engine Capacity 1390cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 122bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 200Nm @ 1500rpm


Acceleration 9.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 202 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 16.7 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed DSG
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4659 x 1778 x 1482) mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm
Turning Circle 11.1 metres
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L