At the motor show in Chengdu, the sales of the cheap Volkswagen Jetta VS5 crossover were launched

At the motor show in Chengdu, the sales of the cheap Volkswagen Jetta VS5 crossover were launched

September 6, 2019 1 By autotimesnews

Fans of the German brand could place an order for a new budget SUV back in August. Then it was announced that the first commercial vehicles would fall into the hands of buyers in early September. An official start to the sales of new items was given the day before at the auto show in Chinese Chengdu.

Last spring, the Jetta ceased to be just a sedan and has grown to an independent brand specializing in the production of budget cars. Visitors to the Chengdu car dealership could get to know the low-cost Volkswagen Jetta VS5 crossover, which is a turned and cheaper version of the Volkswagen Tharu bestseller. The latter, by the way, is expected in the Russian car market. The new line reaches the level of 4 419 mm with a wheelbase of 2 630 mm, and its appearance is significantly different from the “donor”.

 So, the new budget cross gets the original radiator grill, new bumpers, athletic stampings around the entire perimeter of the body, as well as a different glazing line and modernized optics.

 In the interior of the car there are inexpensive finishing materials, which does not affect its functionality. The manufacturer took care of the presence of an air conditioning system, multimedia with a large touchscreen and a multifunctional steering wheel. The Jetta VS5 is powered by a 1.4-liter 150-horsepower turbo engine, combined with a six-speed automatic from Aisin. Four-wheel drive does not rely on such a crossover.

 The cost of new items in China varies from 84,800 to 112,800 yuan. The Jetta VS5 equipment list contains up to six airbags, ESC and ABS, 17-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, etc.