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Armored VW Jetta – Security On A Budget

Volkswagen Bora Protect

You probably already know that in Mexico people spend a great deal of money on armored cars, more than $80 million per year actually. I’ve always associated armored cars with big SUVs or enormous limousines, but recently I’ve found out that Volkswagen has been offering for a couple of years now a more affordable and smaller alternative, in the form of an armored Jetta.

Wearing the Bora Protect name, which is in fact a previous-generation Jetta that can stop a bullet, it has a price tag of $70,000. For those that are willing to buy the car, the German automaker throws in the interior of the last-generation Jetta, as opposed to the awful cabin of the current model, which was designed to keep the costs down to a minimum.

The entry-level model comes with a 2.0-liter engine that develops 115 hp, which isn’t suitable for those moments when you are trying to evade from terrorists, bullets and other life-threatening situations. A more appropriate choice would have to be the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that cranks out 200 hp, linked to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. I don’t know the weight of the car, but even with this engine I bet that the Jetta is most likely a very lazy runner, good thing that it has run-flat tires.

Source: Volkswagen via AutoBlog


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