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New Volkswagen Jetta promises improved efficiency, safety

The Volkswagen Jetta to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show: More efficient drivetrain and new driver assistance features for enhanced safety.©VolkswagenThe Volkswagen Jetta to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show: More efficient drivetrain and new driver assistance features for enhanced safety.©VolkswagenNEW YORK, April 16 — Volkswagen has chosen to unveil its new Jetta in the US, one of the car’s strongest markets.

Slated to premiere at the New York Auto Show, the latest Jetta boasts a new, more efficient drivetrain and new driver assistance features for enhanced safety.

The 2015 version of Volkswagen’s compact sedan presents a slightly tweaked design. New features include the three-blade grille with active shutters, bi-xenon headlights and an updated rear VW logo.

Among the engines available with the new Jetta is the 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel with 150hp, which consumes just 6.3l/100km over a mixed driving cycle.

Regardless of the engine configuration chosen, the new Jetta is more efficient than previous models, according to the German manufacturer.

In addition, the new Jetta is equipped with blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and frontal collision warning.

The model is scheduled to arrive at US dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.

The 2014 New York International Auto Show opens on Friday to April 27. — AFP-Relaxnews

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