June 6, 2008
Jieda (updated with more photos)
Written by Ronan Glon
While in Europe and in the U.S. the mkII Jetta is a distant memory, you can still buy a new one in China. Sometimes written as 'Jieda', the front has been redesigned to look like a VW Santana (larger Passat-ish car) and the rear has been slightly redesigned but a lot of the body panels are still the same. They're very popular as taxis and government vehicles.
But, that's not it. You can also buy an mkIV Jetta. Either the standard Jetta that the U.S. and Europe got or a slightly redesigned one. These are either called Jettas or sometimes Bora, the monicker it sports in certain European markets.
Lastly, the current generation Jetta is also available but it's called the Sagitar.