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The Volkswagen Jetta has been chosen by three top automotive builders and customisers as a platform to showcase parts, equipment and build potential at SEMA.

30 Oct 2018 | International News : U.S.A

"Straight from the factory, the seventh generation Jetta's bold new design grabs people's attention," says Robert Gal, Senior Manager, Performance & Accessories, Volkswagen Sales & Marketing. "The fact that this group of top tuners and customisers chose it as a canvas for their offerings and creativity is further testament to its appeal."

The following Jetta builds will be on display from 30 October to 2 November at various locations in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

This Jetta R-Line is lowered via H&R Street Performance Coilovers and rides on 19 x 8.5-inch Rotiform BUC wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres
H&R Special Springs Jetta R-Line

Built to highlight the aftermarket suspension offerings from H&R Special Springs, this Jetta R-Line has been lowered via H&R Street Performance coilovers and Trak+ wheel spacers.

Perching the car on 19 x 8.5-inch Rotiform BUC wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres has cleared the way for upgraded front performance brake calipers, colour-matched to the Habanero Orange factory paint, and 13.4-inch rotors.

Styling comes by way of an Air Design USA body kit, including a high-rise rear spoiler and Sticky Jewel graphics. A full suite of Volkswagen Accessories rounds out the build, including Comfort & Protection accessory MoJoMats carpet floor mats & MuddyBuddy Trunk Liner, Bumperdillo rear bumper protection, and pop-in sunshades. "The Jetta is a great car out of the box," says Roland Graef, President, H&R Special Springs, LP. "This use of suspension, stance, bodywork and wheels only compliment the incredible appeal the car already has."

Air Design USA's Jetta SEL rides on 19-inch TSW Hockenheim S wheels and Falken Azenis FK510 tyres
Air Design USA Jetta SEL

Inspired by Jetta/Golf accessories from the 1980s and 90s, Air Design USA's Jetta SEL build pays homage to the aftermarket's embrace of the second generation sedan and hatch.

19-inch TSW Hockenheim S wheels, shod with Falken Azenis FK510 tyres, are a modern redesign of the 90s-era DTM-inspired Hockenheim wheel.

An Air Design USA body kit with rear lip spoiler is complimented by vintage look tri-colour graphics that echo onto a roof-mounted bicycle, attached with Volkswagen Accessories roof bars and upright bicycle rack.

A lowered stance is achieved with Eibach Progressive Rate Lowering Springs and draws attention to front performance brake calipers, painted in GLI red. Inside, two-tone custom cognac and black coloured seating surfaces with matching door cards and steering wheel complete the retro look. The car also sports a full suite of Volkswagen Comfort & Protection Accessories including MoJoMats carpet floor mats, MuddyBuddy Trunk Liner, Bumperdillo rear bumper protection, and pop-in sunshades.

Orr's Jetta S is lowered on KW Clubsport coilovers and rides on 20-inch Work Emotion T5R 2P wheels
Jetta S by Jamie Orr

Volkswagen enthusiast Jamie Orr has a history of cutting-edge builds, and has now taken his talents to a White Silver Jetta S with six-speed manual transmission.

Lowered on KW Clubsport coilovers that feature remote reservoirs and three-way adjustable damping, the aggressive stance highlights a set of 20-inch Work Emotion T5R 2P wheels.

Wrapped in Delinte DS8 tyres, the wheels make their world debut on the car, and showcase ECS Tuning brake rotors with Brembo six-piston calipers up front and Golf R calipers/carriers at the rear.

The Jetta's aesthetics are further highlighted by an ECS Tuning 3D-printed prototype body kit, including a high-rise rear spoiler. Interior ambiance is enhanced by Black Forest Industries colour-matched shift knob and boot, Rercaro A8 seats and rear seats reupholstered in houndstooth style material.

"I've been a longtime fan of the Volkswagen Jetta, and have owned many, from the first generation onward," says Orr. "This latest iteration has some really interesting and exciting design elements, which I was thrilled to try to highlight through this project."

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