Jetta (VW)

Sep 17, 2019

On September 16, FAW-VW’s Jetta brand announced the launch of its VA3 sedan. The new vehicle is available in four versions with prices ranging from CNY 65,800 to CNY 92,800. The vehicle will be produced on the same production line of FAW-VW’s Sagitar model at the automaker’s Chengdu Plant.
The new vehicle is 4,501mm long, 1,704mm wide and 1,469mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,604mm.
Powered by an EA211 1.5L naturally aspirated engine (with a maximum power output of 82kW and a peak torque of 145Nm) mated to either an MQ200 5-speed manual transmission or Aisin’s AQ160 6-speed automatic transmission, the new vehicle can meet the China 6b emission standards and has an overall fuel consumption of 5.7L/100km or 5.6L/100km.  
All versions of the new vehicle feature an ESP (electronic stability program) system, a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) and a fifth-generation smart online electronic theft deterrence system. Some versions are also equipped with an 8-inch color LCD console touch screen, a cruise control system and a rear parking radar.
In addition, the vehicle supports a variety of functions including Bluetooth, voice recognition, CarPlay, CarLife and WeLink.

From a Jetta brand WeChat platform press release and information from Jetta’s website

Sep 06, 2019

On September 4, Volkswagen de México celebrated the production of six million units of the Jetta model at its Puebla plant.
The milestone model was equipped with a 230 hp 2.0-liter GLI engine.
Originally built as a sedan version of the hatchback Golf, the Jetta has been manufactured at the Puebla plant since 1981, and represents the model with the highest volume of historical production at the plant.
The fifth-generation Jetta was sold as the Bora in some markets from 2004-2010.

(VW press release on September 4, 2019)

Aug 24, 2019

On August 23, the Volkswagen Group said it is recalling 679,000 U.S. vehicles, including the Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Sportwagen and GTI from various model years from 2011 through 2019,that could roll away because of an electrical issue.
VW said drivers could remove the key after stopping without placing the car in park, which increases the risk the vehicle could roll away.
VW identified a build up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts as the cause.
Dealers will install additional switch and circuit board and disable a micro switch.
(multiple sources on August 23, 2019)

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