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Volkswagen Jetta Sales Figures

Volkswagen Jetta

The VW Jetta was introduced in 2005 as a replacement to the Volkswagen Bora. Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian, Chinese, European and U.S. sales figures for the Volkswagen Jetta. The Volkswagen Jetta was introduced in 1979 as a sedan version of the Volkswagen Golf. Essentially, the first Jetta was a Golf with a trunk, catering to markets that preferred sedans over hatchbacks. It is currently in its eighth generation, which was introduced in 2018.

Volkswagen Jetta Overview

Certainly! The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact family sedan produced by the German automaker Volkswagen. Since its introduction in the late 1970s, the Jetta has been one of Volkswagen’s most popular offerings, especially in North America.

The Jetta has historically been Volkswagen’s best-seller in the U.S., outpacing the Golf. Its combination of German engineering, reasonable pricing, and a compact yet spacious design made it a popular choice among consumers.

Over the decades, the Jetta has seen several redesigns, moving through multiple generations. Each generation brought changes in design, technology, and features, but the Jetta always retained its core identity as a dependable compact sedan. While earlier generations shared many components with the Golf, in later years, the Jetta began to diverge more distinctly in terms of design and features. The Jetta has been offered with a variety of powertrains over the years, ranging from fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines to more potent turbocharged variants. Diesel (TDI) versions have also been available, though they became controversial in the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal. The Jetta GLI, akin to the Golf GTI in the hatchback segment, represents the sportier side of the Jetta lineup, with enhanced performance and handling characteristics.

The current Jetta is available with a variety of engines, including a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Jetta has a comfortable and spacious interior that can seat up to five people. It also has a large trunk with 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Jetta is equipped with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a rearview camera and a multifunction steering wheel. The starting MSRP for the Volkswagen Jetta is $20,795.

Volkswagen Jetta Sales Figures

While the Jetta has been particularly popular in North America, it’s a global model with sales in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. In some markets, the car is positioned more upmarket, with features and trims that cater to local preferences. The Jetta holds a unique position in Volkswagen’s lineup as a bridge between European design and American consumer preferences. Its longevity in the market is a testament to its ability to adapt and cater to evolving consumer needs.

Volkswagen Jetta U.S Sales Data & Charts

US Monthly Sales

US Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2005 104,063
2006 103,331
2007 98,951
2008 97,461
2009 108,427
2010 123,213
2011 177,358
2012 183,262
2013 163,793
2014 160,873
2015 131,109
2016 121,107
2017 115,807
2018 90,794
2019 100,453
2020 90,829
2021 55,113
2022 34,032
2023 47,407
2024 33,532

US Annual Growth

Volkswagen Jetta Canada Sales Data & Charts

Canada Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2012 26,904
2013 30,413
2014 31,924
2015 27,719
2016 20,954
2017 17,483
2018 15,129
2019 17,260
2020 10,552
2021 12,584

Canada Annual Growth

Volkswagen Jetta Europe Sales Data & Charts

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2004 23
2005 13,868
2006 48,829
2007 40,403
2008 25,186
2009 22,976
2010 19,466
2011 37,121
2012 19,169
2013 14,693
2014 9,675
2015 10,414
2016 8,947
2017 6,906
2018 4,190
2019 84
2020 19

Europe Annual Growth

Volkswagen Jetta China Sales Data & Charts

The European Jetta is sold in China as the Volkswagen Sagitar. In 2013 the Chinese Jetta was finally renewed, after having been in production since 1991 and having been developed in the early 1980s. Read more about this interesting story in our Post-retirement in China article. In 2019, FAW-Volkswagen launched a new brand in China, aimed at young, low-budget buyers. This brand was named Jetta and its first model was a rebadged 2013 VW Jetta sedan named Jetta VA3.

China Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
1997 43,869
1998 60,085
1999 75,566
2000 94,147
2001 94,437
2002 106,210
2003 143,134
2004 153,916
2005 152,487
2006 183,821
2007 200,530
2008 202,303
2009 224,857
2010 224,523
2011 218,864
2012 242,528
2013 263,408
2014 296,961
2015 274,932
2016 348,437
2017 317,637
2018 327,685
2019 105,163
2020 10

China Annual Growth