Jetta (VW)

Sep 06, 2023

On August 25, at the Chengdu Motor Show 2023 (CDMS 2023), Jetta, an FAW VW sub-brand, exhibited and officially launched the New Jetta ABT Limited Edition compact SUV, with prices ranging from CNY 135,900 to CNY 144,900. The production of the vehicle is limited to 3,000 units.
Co-developed by Jetta and ABT, a century-old German modification brand, the New Jetta ABT Limited Edition comes with an ABT special sports suite and has 14 modifications and upgrades.
The New Jetta ABT Limited Edition adopts a hydrodynamic design, with much dynamism. Designed according to aerodynamic principles, the rear wing greatly reduces the drag co-efficient and enhances the driving stability. The wheelbase is 2,730mm.
Based on the MQB platform, the New Jetta ABT Limited Edition is powered by a VW EA211 1.4T turbocharged engine and a 3rd-generation Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission, with a maximum power of 110kW and a peak torque of 250Nm. The vehicle comes with such features as ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), 360-degree HD panoramic images, the Front Assist system, the new J-Connect system, and mobile phone wireless fast charging.
Jetta will introduce the new facelifts of the VS5 and VS7 5-seater compact SUVs in 2024. In 2025, the brand will introduce the VS8 flagship SUV with a new look, the VA5 A+-segment sedan, and its first compact battery electric sedan in 2025. A battery electric SUV will be introduced in 2026.
From Jetta press releases 1/2 and information on the Jetta website

Aug 30, 2023

On August 28, Volkswagen de México announced that its plant in Puebla will suspend production of the Jetta for two weeks to make changes to the production lines, which will affect the assembly process of the vehicle during weeks 35 and 36.
The stoppage of production, which will enable the company to make adjustments to improve and optimize the manufacturing process, will last from August 28 to September 9. 
Some employees will be called in to work during the shutdown to restart and test equipment.
The workers involved in Segment 1 production of the Jetta model will be the most affected by the halt in operations.
(multiple sources on August 28, 2023)
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Jul 20, 2023

On July 15, FAW Group announced the recent holding of the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on deepening strategic cooperation with VW Group and Audi in Changchun, Jilin.
FAW Group and VW Group will further expand the VW product lineup, promote the development of electrified models, and strengthen the introduction of China’s local technologies. With the establishment of Volkswagen (China) Technology Co., Ltd., VW Group’s new NEV (New Energy Vehicle) R&D site in China, FAW VW will accelerate product launch and achieve the goal of cost optimization to continuously VW’s brand image and advantages in the markets of ICE vehicles and high-end SUVs. The two parties will continue to support the sustainable development of the Jetta sub-brand, and will further promote the construction of China’s NEV ecosystem and infrastructure by supporting CAMS, a charging joint venture. A significant reduction in carbon emissions will be achieved by 2030 to contribute to China’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.
FAW Group and Audi will further expand their high-end product lineups in China. The two parties will continue to strengthen cooperation on manufacturing and sales. Audi FAW New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd. will put PPE-platform-based Audi models into production for the Chinese market at the end of 2024 as planned. In addition, both parties will further strengthen and optimize the sales structure to optimize the process of product launch.
From an FAW Group press release and a VW Group press release

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