The fifth generation of the VW Jetta was unveiled at the 2005 Los Angeles Automobile Show. The most recent generation of the VW Jetta is bigger than the previous generation with luxury styling and a roomy interior. This design of the VW Jetta is also the first to include an independent rear suspension system and a new 5 cylinder engine.
The 4th generation of the VW Jetta came out late in 1998 and continued production until 2005. This Jetta shared a few of the same styling marks as the bigger VW Passat. The body of the 4th generation VW Jetta consists of a rounder shape and arched rooflines. This VW Jetta was made in a variety of trim levels as well as in a wagon version. The 4th generation VW Jetta was made in a few different models with the GL being the base model, the GLS a somewhat greater model and the GLX being the luxury model.