Volkswagen was planning to reveal the first photos of its new 2011 Jetta online on Tuesday, June 15, but like most carmakers, the company also distributes photos to ahead of time, and well, Auto Express decided to release them prematurely.
As you can see in the gallery after the jump, the new Jetta is stylistically inspired by the NCC concept coupe shown at the Detroit Show earlier this year featuring a crispier and more elegant design than that of the outgoing model.
Inside, you'll have a hard time distinguishing the differences between the new and old Jetta. Oddly enough, VW did not go for the deeply recessed main dials of the Golf VI opting instead for a more plain looking instrument panel.
At least in Europe, the new Jetta is said to be offered with an array of turbocharged engines including three petrol units, a 105HP 1.2-liter TSI , a 122HP 1.4-liter TSI and a 200HP 2.0 TSI, and two diesels, a 105HP 1.6-liter TDI and a 140HP 2.0-liter TDI.
We'll have more on the new Jetta tomorrow when VW officially unveils the car.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta (New Model)
2010 Volkswagen Jetta (Current Model)