The next-generation Volkswagen Jetta has been spied during a round of hot-climate testing in the American Southwest.
Like the latest Golf this updated Jetta will be built on a re-engineered fifth generation Jetta platform.
Styled in similar fashion to the more chiseled Golf VI, the Jetta will undoubtedly feature the company's new signature front end.
Expect the car to share a similar line-up of engines and interior specifications with the Golf when it goes on sale.
VW is expected to unveil the newcomer at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show, and will probably only reach local shores late in 2010.