This Is What the VW Jetta Will Look Like in 2015

In our opinion, Volkswagen has invented a new way to develop cars. Because their products are desired for their quality or reliability, and the styling is kept simple to maintain resale value, they’re skipping the facelifts and launching whole new generations of cars a little bit faster.
This is most obvious with the Golf, which strangely will be kept in production both as the MkVI and the MkVII. This was probably a premeditated move, or at least that’s what we think when we check out just how similar the two models look.

The Jetta sedan is also a model who’s lifespan shrank. For example, the A4 model built on the Golf IV was built in Europe from 1999 to 2005 and survived even longer in other markets. The fifth-generation model only lasted five years in Europe, 2005-2010.

Since the technology developed for the 2013 Golf VII is so good at saving weight and cutting on fuel costs. It’s unlikely the current Jetta will survive for very long, even though it entered production in 2010.

Here’s a rendering created by Theophilus Chin created of what the Jetta VII codenamed A7 will likely look like, following the line of the new Golf. The MQB platform will help it shed about 100 kilos and cylinder deactivation should make this into the most efficient compact sedan on the market.

The only problem is there’s no market for the Jetta VII. VW has been forced to cut its profit outlook on Europe, while the US will not replace its Golf for at least two years.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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