2008 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Posted By on March 7, 2007

VW Jetta Sportwagen
Oh-la-la — gimme this in a diesel and I won’t even ask for 4-motion! I spotted these photos on the Cars.com blog from the Geneva Auto show and thought a couple readers would like to navigate over for more. I like it even though the folks at Cars.com commented that “the front and profile seem to be in proportion, but VW just lost us with the bland back end. It looks like every other car on the road, not something unique.”

From a functional perspective though, the new Jetta is about perfect for many American families. The increased size over its A4 wagon predecessor will be a definite plus, especially since the floor folds flat and offers 55 cubic feet of space. The disappointment, in the short term, is that it will arrive in the US as a 2008 model next fall, and probably only as a gasser. (the inline 5 cylinder and performance four cylinder – the 2.0 liter turbo)

For me and many TDI owners, we’ll anxiously wait for the new diesel version … but so far I like what I’m seeing. (its about time)
VW Jetta Sportwagen rear space
Check out the other photos over at the gallery or click for a few larger photos:

Front | Rear | Open Rear


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.