The High-Performance 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Makes its Debut

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:22 pm
Side view of grey 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Release Date and New Features

If you’re drawn to the fun-to-drive nature, practicality, and refinement of the Volkswagen Jetta, but want to take the performance up a notch, then you’ll be very pleased with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Recently making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2019 Jetta GLI impresses with its sporty styling, robust engine, advanced performance features, and state-of-the-art multimedia technologies.

Sporty Styling of 2019 VW Jetta GLI

The 2019 VW Jetta GLI, which has an expected release date in Spring 2019, really grabs your attention with its sporty styling. Notable exterior design elements include the coupe-like profile, black honeycomb grille, aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, dual chrome exhaust tips, a finned diffuser, red accents, and red brake calipers. Also, the 2019 VW Jetta GLI will offer a 35th Anniversary Edition model, with black wheels with a red stripe, a black roof, and a black tail spoiler.

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Inside the 2019 VW Jetta GLI, the cabin has black interior trim with red stitching, while offering advanced multimedia technologies like the 400-watt BeatsAudio system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Also, compared to the outgoing model, the 2019 Jetta GLI has more interior space.

Dashboard and black front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Rear view of grey 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

GLI badge, Volkswagen badge, and honeycomb grille on 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Performance Features in 2019 VW Jetta GLI

Are you ready for some driving excitement? The 2019 VW Jetta GLI delivers excellent performance with its 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 TSI engine. Mated to either the six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, it churns out 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 18-hp and 41 lb-ft of torque over the 2018 VW Jetta GLI. Performance for the 2019 Jetta GLI is also aided by the independent sport suspension, Golf R brakes, a torque-sensing limited-slip differential, and a Driving Mode Selection feature.

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