Spied: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is most generic car ever designed

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Last time we saw the Jetta, it was sweating through summer testing in the desert wearing heavy camouflage!

But now we Automedia have caught Volkswagen's newest sedan with almost all the camouflage removed!

While there are still a few pieces of body-coloured camouflage on this 2011 Jetta prototype, most of the car is completely production-ready.

And while VW seems to have stuck fake, Toyota-looking badges on this car, it only takes a quick look at the steering wheel centre cap to see the VW logo under a thin piece of tape!

Internally known as NCS ? or New Compact Sedan ? this updated Jetta will be built on a re-engineered fifth generation Jetta platform. Expect the new car to be longer and wider than the current model.

The Jetta name will likely be carried over, and assembly will continue to take place at Volkswagen's Puebla, Mexico, plant, but the new Jetta will be somewhat longer and a bit wider. Volkswagen will hope to sell 160,000 units annually as they try to lure potential Corolla and Civic buyers in the U. S. with its lower base price. The car will also make it to European dealers but is ? again ? not expected to be a hot seller.

Although cost-cutting measures may be obvious as compared to the current Jetta, there is speculation that an AWD option may be offered. Production is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2010, making this updated entry a 2011 model when it crosses the border.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/252394/volkswagen_jetta_spied.html#ixzz0p7fKsavy

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Looks like any other boremobile coming out of Japan.
 
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They've even tried to put a Toyota badge on it :lol:
 

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They've even tried to put a Toyota badge on it :lol:

That will come in handy with speed cameras. Just tell the drivers to drive with a terrified look on their faces.
 

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Look at the trim on the C-pillars behind the rear doors, that's just being lazy.

They've even tried to put a Toyota badge on it :lol:
I had to Google toyotas logo to remember exactly how it looks like. Toyota isnt good at creating brand awareness.
 
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To buy one of these, all you need to do is to ask for roughly 5 meters of a car.
 

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It's like one of those generic traffic vehicles you see in video games.
 

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Look at the trim on the C-pillars behind the rear doors, that's just being lazy.

To me that looks like it's still wearing some camouflage

but that is generic as shit. lets hope the Jetta R looks a helluva lot better
 

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The rear end reminds me of the new Audi A6. The taillights look to be the same shape anyway, under the black tape.
 

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When was the Jetta ever a good looking car?

This is craptastic.

I'm impressed that the photographer actually noticed it, I'd have been completely oblivious to the fact that it's a brand new pre-production VW....

And by god it does look like something Toyota would make, doesn't it?
 

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Actually, this probably won't be called the Jetta, right? Isn't this a seperate model specifically designed for North America to be a bigger, but lower-priced VW than the Jetta?
 

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Actually, this probably won't be called the Jetta, right? Isn't this a seperate model specifically designed for North America to be a bigger, but lower-priced VW than the Jetta?

The NCS has actually been confirmed to be the new Jetta for North America.
 

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How can a car be most generic?
 

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Easy. By being the most average. :p

edit: Is it just me, or does that rear door look reeeally short in length?
 
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It's like one of those generic traffic vehicles you see in video games.

Or animated in insurance advertisements....

When was the Jetta ever a good looking car?

This is craptastic.

I'm impressed that the photographer actually noticed it, I'd have been completely oblivious to the fact that it's a brand new pre-production VW....

And by god it does look like something Toyota would make, doesn't it?

It looks pretty generic, and honestly I like the way the current Jetta looks better. (it's actually not bad looking at all in a generic "the neighbors will be fine with it" way) :)

The NCS has actually been confirmed to be the new Jetta for North America.

Hopefully the cost-cutting won't be too deep.
 

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Looks like a Kia. A 5 year old Kia.
 
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