Model year 2020: new technology enhances the Volkswagen lineup
Aug 6, 2019
Last updated 11/8/19: Revised Passat torque rating from 207 to 206 lb-ft.
Update on 10/29/19: Removed e-Golf. No MY20 e-Golf will be available. Revised Golf trim name to Golf TSI.
- Next-generation Car-Net® and Wi-Fi standard on most vehicles
- Wireless charging available on select models
- Nearly all 2020 models include standard Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert
- Simplified trim structures put an emphasis on value
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced its changes for the 2020 model year today. Across the lineup, most models are equipped with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and standard in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. The Jetta, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan also bring new technology content with available wireless charging.
For the 2020 model year, nearly all Volkswagen models will feature standard driver-assistance features, including Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert. In addition, several models simplify their trim structures to favor value-laden models.
For the 2020 model year, the Atlas is available in seven trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SE w/ Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. The Atlas welcomes new technology—all models are equipped with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and have in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan.
More models also receive standard upscale features for 2020. SE w/ Technology R-Line trims offer standard front and rear Park Distance Control and an Easy Open liftgate. SE w/ Technology models and above get standard 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while SEL Premium models upgrade to standard 21-inch wheels.
The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is available in four trims: SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line. The Arteon features the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and standard in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. SEL models now feature standard 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while SEL Premium models now feature standard 20-inch wheels and R-Line® content.
The 2020 Golf is available in one well-equipped trim—the Golf TSI. This value-packed trim introduces new technology with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and standard in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan.
The 2020 Golf is equipped with upscale features like KESSY® keyless access with push-button start, leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, a panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, and heated washer nozzles. To complement the new features, Golf is now fitted with standard 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The 2020 Golf GTI is available in two trims: S and SE. In a modest value realignment, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert are now standard equipment on all models. GTI models also receive standard in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan, and the next generation Car-Net infotainment system.
An Autobahn Package is available for the SE model and adds a host of upscale features, including a Discover Media infotainment system with navigation, Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate control, Fender® Premium Audio, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, and Light Assist.
The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in five trim levels: S, SE, R-Line®, SEL, and SEL Premium. Jetta models receive more technology features for 2020. All models are equipped with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and have in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. Jetta SEL and SEL Premium also offer standard wireless charging.
SE and SE R-Line models offer the Cold Weather Package, which includes a suite of premium content including a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated wiper park, heated washer nozzles, and remote start. This content is newly standard on SEL models and both SEL and SEL Premium models now sport standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in two trim levels: S and Autobahn. The Jetta GLI introduces new technology for 2020 with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system, and all models are equipped with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. Autobahn models add standard wireless charging and the DCC® adaptive damping system for the 2020 model year.
For the 2020 model year, the redesigned Passat is offered in four trim levels: S, SE, R-Line, and SEL. The new Passat features a coupe-like profile, dominant grille and dramatic lines, giving the car a bolder look than in previous years. Beside the exterior changes, the car upgrades the 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine with a new torque converter and new software, boosting output to 206 pound-feet of torque. In addition, Passat upgrades the infotainment system with a new glass-covered touchscreen.
For the 2020 model year, the Tiguan is offered in five trims: S, SE, SE R-Line® Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line. Tiguan models receive a modest value alignment, with Front Assist, Side Assist, and Rear Traffic Alert becoming standard on all models.
In addition to the newly standard driver-assistance features, all models are equipped with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system, as well as in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. Wireless charging is available, starting on the SE trim.
The new Tiguan SE R-Line Black trim features 20-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels, black-accented R-Line bumpers and badging, foglights, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear Park Distance Control, and a black headliner.
The Tiguan SEL model adds upscale features like a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rain-sensing wipers. The SEL Premium R-Line adds a new heated wiper park, standard R-Line content, and 20-inch wheels.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
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This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.
When using KESSY keyless access or remote start, do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces. See Owner’s Manual for further details and important warnings about the keyless ignition feature.
Not all App-Connect features are available on all operating systems. Standard text and data usage rates apply. App-Connect features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy.
When downloading apps, standard message and data rates apply.
Car-Net Remote Access is available on MY20 and newer vehicles, and is offered at no additional charge for 5 years from vehicle in-service date. Always pay careful attention to the road and do not drive while distracted. Certain services require trial or paid subscriptions, which may have their own terms and conditions. VW Car-Net requires vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal, and not all services and features are available on all vehicles. Standard text and data rates may apply for app and web features. Certain services may collect location and vehicle information. See Terms of Service, Privacy Statement, and other important information at www.vw.com/carnet.
The Car-Net Hotspot feature is intended for passenger use only. 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas. See materials provided for terms, privacy, data security details. Requires trial or paid Wi-Fi plan from third party wireless provider.
Driver-assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.