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    Next-Generation Volkswagen Jetta To Debut In Detroit, Promises To Be Great Looking

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      Going to have that coupe-like design

    The Volkswagen Jetta is an important model for the North American market and a new model is just over the horizon. Volkswagen North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken recently spoke with journalists at the Redbull Global Rallycross Championship in Los Angeles and dropped some interesting details about the next-generation Jetta.

    The new Jetta will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Design-wise, Woebcken said it would have coupe-like form and promises to be "great-looking". Dealers were shown the vehicle back in April and were “extremely excited” about it. Woebcken also said the new Jetta will be given the "North American touch, not always in terms of lower costs or less content, but in specific needs for the market.”

    A few other bits of information about the next Jetta

    • An R-Line model will be available within three months of the launch - possibly spring
    • A manual transmission will be available at launch. Concerns about the manual going away stem from the 2018 GLI not having this option.
    • As for the GLI itself, the new version will launch a year after the regular Jetta

    The next-generation Passat was also briefly mentioned. Woebcken said the model would launch sometime in 2019 and described the design as “not evolutionary, but really exciting exterior design.”

    Source: Motor Trend
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    I'd seriously consider a GLI, again. Especially if it grows a tad, like most every car does these days from generation to generation. 

     

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    6 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I'd seriously consider a GLI, again. Especially if it grows a tad, like most every car does these days from generation to generation. 

     

    Now that it will be on MQB, I'm very curious about the new GLI. My lease will be up on my GTI around then, and it could be a possible replacement. 

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    Boy they are setting up for either a big WOW or Big OUCH factor with that Promises to be Great Looking.

    I hope so as right now it is very bland and boring to me.

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    1 hour ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    Now that it will be on MQB, I'm very curious about the new GLI. My lease will be up on my GTI around then, and it could be a possible replacement. 

    Agreed.

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    9 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

    Im all for it!

    I LOVE 4 door coupe styling!

    But...where does the CC fit into all of this?

     

    The CC is gone, replaced by the Arteon.   The Jetta is a compact, the Passat is the midsize, and the Arteon is above the Passat....

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    46 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    The CC is still a thing. It's still on their website. 

    Soon to be gone; Arteon replaces it for 2018. I don't think the US is getting the Arteon.  Both are on the VW UK site.   Sometimes brands are slow to update their website, Dodge still has the Viper and Dart on their site. 

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    7 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Soon to be gone; Arteon replaces it for 2018. I don't think the US is getting the Arteon.  Both are on the VW UK site.   Sometimes brands are slow to update their website, Dodge still has the Viper and Dart on their site. 

     

    US market is getting the Arteon. It's confirmed. Won't hit lots until next Spring at the earliest, though.

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    I dont remember remembering this information. Although after reading all of your posts. Now, all of a sudden, I remember!!!

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    So I had a little brain fart...IT HAPPENS!

    OK?!

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    Thank-you all for answering me.

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    Any chance they will offer AWD on it since it will be on MQB?  AWD and the 2.0T would really get my attention. 

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    1 hour ago, Stew said:

    Any chance they will offer AWD on it since it will be on MQB?  AWD and the 2.0T would really get my attention. 

    On the Jetta?? Most likely not. Just buy an A3. They're fantastic.

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    27 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    On the Jetta?? Most likely not. Just buy an A3. They're fantastic.

    True both have the same bland style, but the A3 with AWD is a solid auto.

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    3 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    On the Jetta?? Most likely not. Just buy an A3. They're fantastic.

    I am trying to talk my brother into an RS3.  Already ready to ditch the Caddy. 

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    21 minutes ago, Stew said:

    I am trying to talk my brother into an RS3.  Already ready to ditch the Caddy. 

    They're picking up 100whp with just a 93 tune. Some TT RS's are running mid 10's with tune, and a few bolt-ons. Stock tires. They're monsters.

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    On the Audi A3/S3/RS3

    Id rather the VW versions all the way through.

    Especially in the aesthetic department.

    The A3/S3/RS3 sedan looks frumpy but the Golf has all the right cues and proportions to make it a sexy hatch.

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    Frumpy, odd proportions and the Audi badge costing extra dollars over the Veedub badge really aint worth it.

    Frumpy...the rear ends too soon...as if Audi is afraid to elongate it as to not reach A4 length...

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    And because of it...this angle has odd proportions

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    This angle looks fine...because the rear end is hidden for our immediate observational focal points...

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    The hatch version is hot though. More mature than the Veedub.

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    But yeah! These are MONSTERS in the performance world. I have deep respect for them!!!

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    2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    @oldshurst442 I get what your says olds, but the VW at the top of your thread to me looks like it was just cut off with a large meat knife.

    All hatches have that look. Including SUVs...:P

    (Minus GM's 3rd and 4rth F-Body pony  cars and Corvettes!!!)

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    4 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

    All hatches have that look. Including SUVs...:P

    (Minus GM's 3rd and 4rth F-Body pony  cars and Corvettes!!!)

    True, just think my SS Trailblazer looks better than this car cut off does. Maybe it is the look of a wheel chock that I just do not like about this VW. Reminds me of a door wedge.

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    About the new 4 door coupe styling of the next gen Jetta and AWD.

    Knowing that the CC in Europe had a 4motion option but not in the USA, I think that the Jetta WILL have a 4motion option...but in Europe only.

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    4 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

    About the new 4 door coupe styling of the next gen Jetta and AWD.

    Knowing that the CC in Europe had a 4motion option but not in the USA, I think that the Jetta WILL have a 4motion option...but in Europe only.

    There were 4Motion CC's in the States all the way until 2016.

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    29 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

    About the new 4 door coupe styling of the next gen Jetta and AWD.

    Knowing that the CC in Europe had a 4motion option but not in the USA, I think that the Jetta WILL have a 4motion option...but in Europe only.

    Hope not as that would be a failure for VW as everyone seems to be adding awd.

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    3 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    There were 4Motion CC's in the States all the way until 2016.

    I was not aware of that. Or maybe I was. Brain fart again?

    There is a very big disconnect with me and VW as of late.

     

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    17 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    They're picking up 100whp with just a 93 tune. Some TT RS's are running mid 10's with tune, and a few bolt-ons. Stock tires. They're monsters.

    I am kind of hoping it is what he goes for.  C&D just tested an 18 at 0-60 in 3.5 and 1/4 in 11.9!  crazy little cars even stock.

    12 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    I was not aware of that. Or maybe I was. Brain fart again?

    There is a very big disconnect with me and VW as of late.

     

    They used to have an AWD/VR6 CC that was pretty sweet.

     

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      Next-Generation, Technology-Enabled Luxury
      The G80 offers a high level of convenience to drivers with a suite of new technology. Each new feature is focused on further and seamlessly integrating the G80 with its client’s lifestyle, devices and preferences. A selection of highlighted features include:
      The Remote Smart Parking Assistant (RSPA) provides remote drive/reverse functions that facilitate parking in narrow spaces, as well as perpendicular parking and parallel parking. This can be controlled within the car or outside, remotely via the key fob. The 12.3-inch 3D instrument cluster recognizes the driver's eyes and provides various driving information and can be converted to 2D depending on the driver's preference. The Genesis Integrated Controller allows users to set destinations or enter phone numbers by simply writing on the main control center instead of complicated keyboard input. A 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system links with the Genesis Integrated Controller to support Genesis Quick Guide and Valet mode. Valet mode is a function that enhances security so that users' personal information does not appear on infotainment screens when using a Valet parking service. Over-the-air, wireless updates to the navigation system. Phone connectivity including Android Auto and Apple Car Play. With an eye toward the senses, luxury-focused items include:
      The driver's seat is equipped with an ergo motion seat function featuring seven air cells which enables optimum seating for each driving mode and reduces fatigue via a stretching mode and automatic posture correction functions. Ambient mood lamps applied throughout the interior add a sense of calm to the passenger space in various colors. From a sound standpoint, Genesis has enhanced the engine's sound with its Active Sound Design (ASD), standard on all G80s equipped with gasoline engines, adding an additional level of customization. The Lexicon sound system allows passengers to enjoy the vivid sound effects of a concert, such as "Quantum Logic Surround Audience Mode/Stage Mode," adding to the joy of listening. The first row HVAC system allows the driver to adjust the heated/ventilated seats in the second row and the air conditioning mode/temperature independently of the first row, increasing the convenience for second row passengers. Marketplace
      The all-new G80 enters the marketplace on March 30th in South Korea and in the second half of the year in other markets, starting with North America.
    • By William Maley
      The coronavirus has caused a number of auto shows to either be pushed back (New York) or cancelled (Geneva). Add another show to the list as the Detroit Free Press is reporting tonight at the Detroit Auto Show has been cancelled.
      In a memo that was sent to sponsors today, organizers of the show said that the TCF Center (formally known as Cobo Hall) has been designated as field hospital by Federal Emergency Management Administration [FEMA] for the next six months.
      "The health and welfare of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan is paramount. TCF Center is the ideal location for this important function at this critical and unprecedented time,” NAIAS executive director Rod Albert wrote in the memo obtained by the Free Press.
      The news was confirmed by ABC affiliate WXYZ after speaking with the chair of the 2020 show, Doug North.
      "The North American International Auto Show is officially canceled. TCF is working with FEMA to use the center to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak," said North.
      Ford and General Motors also confirmed the cancellation to The Detroit News.
      Michigan is becoming one of the hardest hit states with COVID-19. State officials announced today that there are 4,650 confirmed cases and 111 deaths linked to COVID-19. Wayne County, where the show takes place has the highest numbers of the state - 2,316 confirmed cases and 46 deaths.
      This was going to be a big year for the Detroit Auto Show with the move to the summer. Plans included rides and drives; an off-road course, and demonstration of autonomous vehicles.
      Source: Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, WXYZ

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    • By William Maley
      The coronavirus has caused a number of auto shows to either be pushed back (New York) or cancelled (Geneva). Add another show to the list as the Detroit Free Press is reporting tonight at the Detroit Auto Show has been cancelled.
      In a memo that was sent to sponsors today, organizers of the show said that the TCF Center (formally known as Cobo Hall) has been designated as field hospital by Federal Emergency Management Administration [FEMA] for the next six months.
      "The health and welfare of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan is paramount. TCF Center is the ideal location for this important function at this critical and unprecedented time,” NAIAS executive director Rod Albert wrote in the memo obtained by the Free Press.
      The news was confirmed by ABC affiliate WXYZ after speaking with the chair of the 2020 show, Doug North.
      "The North American International Auto Show is officially canceled. TCF is working with FEMA to use the center to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak," said North.
      Ford and General Motors also confirmed the cancellation to The Detroit News.
      Michigan is becoming one of the hardest hit states with COVID-19. State officials announced today that there are 4,650 confirmed cases and 111 deaths linked to COVID-19. Wayne County, where the show takes place has the highest numbers of the state - 2,316 confirmed cases and 46 deaths.
      This was going to be a big year for the Detroit Auto Show with the move to the summer. Plans included rides and drives; an off-road course, and demonstration of autonomous vehicles.
      Source: Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, WXYZ
    • By Drew Dowdell
      At an event is Seoul, South Korea yesterday, Genesis finally unveiled their new GV80 luxury SUV.  The overall look of the GV80 has been leaking out on the internet for months, but we finally get the full official release now.
      The interior and exterior of the GV80 is designed with a common thread to give a familial look with the G70, G80, and G90.  The GV80 introduces a new quad headlamp design that will eventually filter out to the other vehicles in the Genesis lineup. The crest grille first seen on the G90 is here too. The interior of the GV80 focuses on the "beauty of white space". The designed accentuated the width and space of the of the interior with wide horizontal lines and thin air vents.  In the center is a 14.5-inch split screen infotainment display. Genesis intentionally limited the number of hard buttons and switches for aesthetic reasons. The GV80 comes in either 5-seat or 7-seat models. On up-level models, soft materials cover every surface from the inside of door handles to quilted knee pads that line the lower sides of the console.  The transmission selector is a dial in the center console. The integrated controller can be operated by an onscreen keyboard or by handwritten letters. 
      Trips in the GV80 are designed to be stress-free. It gets equipped with a Road Active Noise Cancellation technology to reduce road noise. The system is one of the advanced and fast responding systems in the world. The electronically controlled suspension with road preview helps maintain a smooth ride by recognizing road imperfections ahead via a front camera.
      The GV80 is based on a unique new rear-wheel drive platform, while all-wheel drive is available.  In South Korea is till be equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine while the U.S. will get a choice between two unspecified turbocharged engines. All-wheel drive models in the U.S. will be equipped with an electronic rear limited slip differential.
      There is a host of safety and driving assistance technologies in the GV80 including Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Highway Driving Assist II, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot collision Avoidance Assist, Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, and driver attention alert warning. In the event of a collision, there are 10 airbags, including a center mounted airbag between the front occupants. 
      The 2021 Genesis GV80 will go on sale in North America later this year.
       

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