In honour of the 30th birthday of the Volkswagen Jetta, here’s a historic Jetta gallery which shows the model that was originally designed back in 1979 by Italian Giorgetto Giugiaro. While the smaller car has never been particularly successful in Europe, it is the all-time most sold Volkswagen in the US.
The first generation Jetta A1 gave way to the Jetta A2 in 1984, with a wider range of engine options including the 1.3 litre at 54hp, the 1.6-litre at 73 hp and the 1.6 litre diesel at 54hp. There was also a turbo diesel with 69 hp and sports versions GT and GTI. These versions had 87 and 110 hp according to the engine, and even a 136hp 1.8-litre 16V.