Volkswagen Philippines will release by end of May two new versions of its passenger cars, the Jetta and the Golf GTS. This move is in line with its 2017 goal of doubling the record-breaking sales output in 2016, thus solidifying its leading position among European brands.
Later this month, Filipinos will get the chance to bring home the new version of Volkswagen Philippines’ number one-selling sedan in 2016, the Jetta
In six generations, the Jetta has sold over 14 million units worldwide, making it among the most successful sedans in the German marquee’s history. Each Jetta that rolls out of the assembly is “Made for Everyday Driving,” with its stylish looks, feature-packed amenities, and remarkable comfort features. In the Philippines, the Jetta will be available in four variants: The Business Edition+, Business Edition, Highline, and Comfortline.
Being the only diesel model in the segment, its advanced technology and safety features reinforce the Jetta’s value-for-money proposition.
The Business Edition+ and Business Edition are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights, Adaptive Front Lighting System, and LED daytime running lights. The 17” Lancaster alloy wheels and front fog lights are also available in the Highline. Standard for all variants is the sunroof.
In the interior, the Business Edition+, Business Edition, and Highline feature the Fender 8-speaker sound system, dual zone Climatronic air-conditioning, rain sensor, and 6-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjust. Standard for all variants are leather seats, Keyless-Go with Push Start and the 5.8” Touchscreen Color Display Audio.
Safety highlights for the Business Edition+ include the Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Alert with Lane Assist, and Front Assist with Forward Collision Warning.
The Jetta is powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo-charged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission system which generates 150Ps of power at 3,500-4,200 rpm and a class-leading 340Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm.
Available exterior colors for the Jetta are Black, Platinum Gray, Toffee Brown, Cardinal Red Metallic, Reflex Silver, Blue Silk, Pure White, and Moon Rock Silver. Black interior is offered for all while beige interior is also available for the Business Edition+, Business Edition and Highline.
For all these features, the Jetta is priced at P1.1 million for the Comfortline, P1.2 million for the Highline, P1.25 million for the Business Edition and P1.3 million for the Business Edition+.
Along with the Jetta, the new Golf GTS will be available later this month. In over seven generations of production, the Golf has sold over 30 million units, even overtaking the well-loved Beetle. In the Philippines, the Golf GTS comes in as the only diesel model in its segment.
The Golf GTS’s (Grand Touring Sport) body style carries the DNA of the original Golf, but offers 350 liters more cargo space (rear seats folded) than its hatchback version. The GTS is ideal for those who love the power and performance the Golf has been known for over the years, yet still value the comfort and space of a wagon.
The Golf GTS comes in two variants, the Business Edition+ and Business Edition. Both are powered by a 2.0 TDI diesel engine mated to a 6-speed DSG Transmission system. It generates 150 PS of power at 3,500-4,200 rpm, and class-leading maximum torque of 340 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm.
The Golf GTS Business Edition is priced at P1.35 million while the Business Edition+ is available at P1.4 million.
Volkswagen dealers are now accepting reservations for the Jetta and Golf GTS, with units expected to be delivered by end of May.
The Jetta and Golf GTS represent Volkswagen Philippines’ heightened drive to cement European leadership in the country in 2017. But more than just leading the way, Volkswagen Philippines offers to Filipinos the best all-around motoring lifestyle experience.