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VOLKSWAGEN Jetta / Vento / Bora Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1992
Engines: Gasoline, Hybrid gasoline, Diesel, Natural gas
 

2021 - Present

For three decades, the Jetta was the best-selling Volkswagen on the market, thanks to its compact size and three-box sedan look, which made it suitable for families and company cars as well. In 2021, the German carmaker introduced a facelifted version for Jetta’s seventh generation, which modified the styling and some of the engines. On the outside, the car featured a new grille with two dis...

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gasoline engines:

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.5L 6MT (158 HP)

2018 - 2021

After selling more than 17 million Jetta/Bora/Vento models around the world, the seventh generation of the compact sedan from Volkswagen was introduced at the 2018 North American Auto Show. It was the seventh generation for the Jetta and, as usual, it was based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf. That time, it was the MQB platform, which was also used for various vehicles from the Ge...

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gasoline engines:

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.4L 5MT FWD (150 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.8L 6MT FWD (170 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 2.0L TSI 6AT FWD (210 HP)

2014 - 2018

A cutdown version of the Volkswagen Passat, the Jetta was the best selling model in America. For 2014, Volkswagen corrected some of the deficiencies the previous model had. Available as a sedan or a 4-door wagon body style, the exterior design remained pretty much unchanged for 2014, however, the 2.5-liter unit was dropped. A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine replaced the 2.5-lit...

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  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.2L TSI 6MT (105 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.4L TSI 6MT (125 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.4L TSI 6MT (150 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Jetta 1.4L TSI 7AT (150 HP)

2008 - Present

Volkswagen unveiled the second generation of the Chinese-specific Bora in 2007 at the Beijing Auto Show to increase its sales on that market. The German carmaker considered the Chinese market a significant one since the '80s. It started a joint-venture with First Automobile Works to assemble cars in the People's Republic of China in 1988. Over time, the company developed and produce...

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2005 - 2011

The Jetta reached its 5th generation when it was launched in 2005. The first Jetta ever built saw the light in 1979. The Jetta was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and with the new launch, Volkswagen decided to sell the model worldwide under the nameplate of Jetta, rather than the different nameplates that were given for different market (Bora in Mexico, Sagitar in China and Vento in ...

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1998 - 2005

Volkswagen introduced the fourth generation of its compact sedan lineup in 1998 with different names for different markets, as Jetta, Bora or Vento, based on the same platform as the Golf MK4. The German carmaker didn't want to cause any confusion between models, so it drastically changed the car's exterior, and, in the end, it didn't even resemble the Golf. Its design departme...

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1992 - 1998

Volkswagen introduced the third generation of the Jetta at the beginning of the '90s and built it on top of the same platform as the acclaimed Golf, but aimed at different customers. There was a high demand for sedans on the market, and the compact-sized ones were the most though after. Moreover, they didn't look like some cars for teenagers, which convinced more families to opt for...

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