2011 HONDA ODYSSEY
Compared to the previous Honda Odyssey, the 2011 model’s lower roofline (-1.6 inches versus 2010 Odyssey EX) and wider track (+1.4 inches) contribute to a sleeker, stronger and more dynamic presence with improved aerodynamics that help increase fuel economy and also translate into more interior width.
New interior features add more convenience for families, while available entertainment technology introduces high-definition connectivity and split-screen viewing.
2011 Odyssey will be offered at least with Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine.
2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
New to the four-door Volkswagen Jetta is 182.7 inches (4.64 meters) long, 57.1 inches (1.45 meters) tall and 70.1 inches (1.78 meters) wide. Stylish exterior, under the unit formed by the grille and headlights there is the fully painted bumper, which is designed as a cleanly sculpted surface. One section lower, another cooling air intake and the tray-shaped front spoiler (in the style of ’splitters’ used in car racing) gives the car a sporty finish.
The five-seat Jetta that is substantially more comfortable compared to the previous model, legroom is now a long 38.1 inches (96.7 cm) a gain of 2.6 inches (6.7 cm). The right hand rests ergonomically on the gear shift grip; further up on the center console are the newly designed and intuitive controls for the climate control and radio and radio-navigation systems; this console section is slightly inclined toward the driver for an ideal alignment of the cockpit that focuses on the driver’s needs.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta range are 104bhp 1.2-litre and 158bhp 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines. They’ll join a 122bhp version of the 1.4-litre unit and the proven 197bhp 2.0-litre. However, diesel power should still dominate sales with two TDI options: 104bhp 1.6-litre or 138bhp 2.0-litre.
Jetta also offer 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre TDI engines will be allied with BlueMotion fuel-saving measures such as stop-start and brake energy regeneration.