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Goodbye Bora, hello Jetta

AT first glance, you might think this is Volkswagen’s new Passat, but in fact it’s the new booted Golf.

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.

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