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News Mid-Cycle Update For The Volkswagen Jetta May Include A New Engine

Mid-Cycle Update For The Volkswagen Jetta May Include A New Engine

Popular Volkswagen Jetta to be upgraded next year


  • The new engine will be sourced from the new Taos.

  • The 2021 calendar year will mark the MK7 Jetta’s mid-cycle refresh.


We are only a few weeks away from the reveal event of Volkswagen’s latest Taos SUV and it would seem some of its development efforts will trickle over to the Jetta. The Taos will be the smallest SUV in the lineup however the compact Jetta sedan should remain the most affordable.

The principal element that will carry over from the SUV to the sedan will be the newly-developed Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) turbocharged 1.5-litre engine. According to carbuzz.com, Volkswagen has essentially confirmed that the 158 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque mill will see duty in the Jetta.

Volkswagen Taos teaser | Photo: Volkswagen

The new 1.5-litre engine’s greatest trick isn’t power, evidently. It was principally designed to be extremely efficient. Fuel economy ratings for the Taos are not yet available however it is said that the small SUV will consume less fuel than the sedan. With this new engine, the Jetta could become one of the most fuel-miserly cars in its segment outside of hybrids.

Timelines for the updated Volkswagen Jetta are not known however we guess we’ll be looking at a 2022 model year car introduced right around the time of the Taos’ sale dates next summer.

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