The last gen moved away from torsion beam midway through its life. VW would be pretty stupid to learn that lesson and then forget it.
Unmentioned in the release but apparent at a glance, a high-trim level prototype revealed an old friend: the torsion-beam rear suspension, which was excised from the previous generation in response to critical feedback about the car's level of sophistication. As I said in our previous review, torsion beams are very attractive from a cost and packaging perspective, and the Jetta's trunk is cavernous. VW North American engineering chief Matthias Erb told us, in a characteristic moment of frankness, that VW's reliance on turbocharged engines means it's at a bit of a disadvantage in terms of per-unit cost. Saving some money in an area that a typical commuter almost certainly won't notice isn't a terrible idea. Honestly. If this ends up on a future GLI, though, I reserve the right to complain.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta seems to be the answer to the question "what can I buy that's german, turbocharged, expensive to maintain, and slower than a civic?".
I'm not sure how the Welsh government buying 3% of TVR is related to the Jetta being dead in EuropeThe Jetta is officially dead in Europe, since Europe will not be receiving the new Jetta. This is due to the falling Passat sales.
My mistake, I linked the wrong article.I'm not sure how the Welsh government buying 3% of TVR is related to the Jetta being dead in Europe