The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta facelift comes with a handful of really subtle styling changes. It feels fresh but not really an all-new sedan. With the growing competition in the D segment, Volkswagen definately needed to push its four year old more aggressively. Now to understand what all has actually changed and improved in the new VW, we pit it against the outgoing car. It is a photo comparison between the old vs new Jetta based on the picture gallery below.
For the exterior, the refreshed Jetta receives a new three-slat radiator grille which lends a touch of boldness to the front fascia just like its big brother VW Passat. The front bumper has also been redesigned to accommodate wider looking air-intakes and new rectangular fog lights.
The bonnet and the side fenders are carried forward to the new car untouched. Moreover there are no noticeable changes to 2015 Jetta's side profile except for the new design alloy wheels.
At rear-end of the face-lifted Jetta the most noticeable upgrade is definately the new Audi-like LED tail-lamps. Other changes include a new redesigned boot lid which gives the backend of the car a more cleaner look. Also the rear bumper gets subtle revisions and new reflectors.
Comparing the interior of 2015 Jetta against the outgoing car, we find that the new cabin now comes with a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel just like the one used on VW Polo & Vento and the center console gets updated touchscreen infotainment system with a new piano black surrounds. There aren't any significant changes made to trim and upholstery but expect a possible option between all black and dual-tone interiors.
Overall the new facelifted 2015 VW Jetta is a familiar sight as the changes made to it seems to be more of an attempt to bring it in line with the VW family look. They are subtle and mainly cosmetic but surely helps to give the new car a fresh look and appeal.