It will now be called Jetta instead of Bora, a name last used on the Mark lll Golf in the early 1990s.
Sharing very similar rear styling to its upper-medium brother, the Jetta goes on sale here next year with a choice of three FSI petrol engines – 1.6 113bhp, 2.0 148bhp and a 2.0 turbo with 197bhp – and two diesels: the 103bhp 1.9 TDI and the 2.0 TDI with 138bhp. Both diesels will be available with Volkswagen’s acclaimed DSG semi-automatic gearbox.
Based on the Mark V Golf, the Jetta is 18cm longer, 2.5cm wider and 1.5cm higher than the Bora it replaces. The name change reflects the car’s position as the best-selling European car in the United States. Prices and specifications will be announced closer to the Jetta’s UK launch.