The autorati in San Francisco are currently evaluating the all-new 2011 VW Jetta.
Gone is the wide-mouthed Audi-like grille. In are the long horizontal lines and clean, simple styling. While the Jetta remains compact, it gains 2.9 inches in length over the previous generation and has a class-leading 38.1 inches of rear legroom.
And floating around the table during the media lunch, I've heard comments ranging from "bold, new aggressive styling" to "conservative" to "two steps backward."
Check out the photo gallery below and let me (and, incidentally, Volkswagen) know what you think of the new styling. Comment away! The good, bad and ugly are welcome.
For more information on the 2011 Jetta, be sure to check out my full-length review on The North Star National.