Volkswagen Unveils New Jetta GLI Sport
As the latest member of a long line of Jettas to wear the badge, the new GLI follows in the tradition of the Golf GTI by adding sportiness and flair to the solid foundation of the newly-redesigned Jetta, said the company.
On the outside, the GLI features a styled fascia, with a honeycomb front grille and integrated fog lights. The profile of the GLI is enhanced by dramatic sill extensions, and the rear of the car is finished off with a GLI-specific rear valance.
Inside, the GLI abounds with sporty details. The flat-bottomed sport steering wheel with controls for stereo, trip computer and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity gives the driver a firm grip. Automatic dual zone climate control and keyless entry and starting lend an air of luxury, while stylish red stitching, and aluminum trim complete the package.
An available eight speaker, 400 watt fender sound system with a trunk mounted subwoofer ensures the highest level of entertainment on even the longest of drives.
The powertrain options feature a choice of either six speed manual or automatic direct shift gearboxes. Either will be paired to Volkswagen's 2.0L TSFI engine, with 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of available torque. A fully-independent sport suspension and a choice of either 17" or 18" alloy wheels will ensure sporty handling.
All of the latest safety features like electronic stability control, four wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, and an intelligent crash response system are standard, making the new Jetta GLI a very secure place to be.
With a starting price of just $27475, the new Jetta GLI will represent outstanding value in the European sport sedan market when it reaches dealer showrooms this summer in a choice of five exterior colours.
Will the new car improve sales of the firm?
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