The Jetta was launched in the UK in 1980, a compact saloon designed to slot between the Passat and Golf, offering customers a sporty car combining space, driving comfort and performance.
The name derived from the Atlantic jetstream, combined with the luxury and power of a modern jetliner.
A new model was launched four years later, with more space, improved dynamics and new engines, including two diesels.
The last Jetta was sold in Europe in 1992. The Jetta name lives on today in the US. In Europe the car is now named Bora.
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