Volkswagen Jetta Still Starts at P1.1 Million Until April 30
Volkswagen Philippines, the official importer and distributor of Volkswagen cars in the country, has just announced that its bestselling sedan, the Volkswagen Jetta, would still retail starting at P1.1 million (for the Comfortline variant) and P1.2 million (for the Highline variant), until April 30, 2018 or until supplies last–the same price levels before the new government excise tax rates on vehicles were implemented.
Filipino motorists, car lovers, and Volkswagen enthusiasts will now have three compelling reasons to make the Jetta their next car: 1) Unparalleled heritage and tradition of world-class excellence packed into a German-engineered and designed sedan; 2) Premium amenities, remarkable vehicle performance and safety features, and; 3) The right time to buy at 2017 excise tax rates.
The Jetta has been Volkswagen Philippines’ best-selling sedan since its introduction, reflecting Jetta’s worldwide sales performance of over 14 million sold in its six generations of production, making it among the most successful vehicles sold in the German marque’s history.
The Jetta has been dubbed the sedan “Made for Everyday Living” with its stylish looks, feature-packed amenities, and remarkable comfort features. It is the only diesel model in its segment, powered by a 2.0-liter Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine mated to a six-speed DSG transmission system that generates 150 PS (148 hp) of power at 3,500-4,200rpm and a class-leading 340Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000rpm.
Standard for both Comfortline and Highline variants are the sunroof, Keyless-Go with Push Start and the 5.8-inch Touchscreen Color Display Audio. For the Highline variant, additional amenities, safety, and comfort features include the Fender eight-speaker sound system, dual zone Climatronic air-conditioning, rain sensor, six-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjust and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The comfortable and safe driving and riding experience with the Jetta is achieved via the electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering and suspension (struts and 3-point wishbone with stabilizer for the front, and multilink for the rear), the Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) with Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Engine Drag Torque Control (MSR).
All these features and engineering innovations of the Jetta have earned the nod of the country’s foremost automotive award-giving body, the Car Awards Group Inc (CAGI), which in November 2017 gave the Jetta the distinction of being the Best Compact Sedan in the Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) awards.
The Jetta was also instrumental in the sales growth of Volkswagen Philippines in 2017, in which the distributor sold a total of 1,363 units from January to December 2017, compared to 1,060 units during the same period in 2016, translating to a 29-percent increase.
More than just about the price, the Jetta takes the sedan driving experience notches higher, bringing Filipino buyers into the more exclusive premium category, and ultimately delivering the world-class, German-engineered premium motoring lifestyle that only Volkswagen knows how.