The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI just made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. The Jetta GLI, which is the high-performance version of the Jetta compact sedan, impresses on many levels with its sporty styling, robust engine, premium features, and state-of-the-art technologies.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI will be released in Spring 2019. Two regular trims and a 35th Anniversary Edition model of the 2019 Jetta GLI will be offered. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
Design Highlights of the 2019 VW Jetta GLI
It’s easy to get drawn into the eye-catching design of the 2019 VW Jetta GLI, with its large grille, coupe-like profile, sporty design cues, low stance, LED headlights and taillights, aluminum-alloy wheels, a dual chrome exhaust, and a rear spoiler. For a more exclusive look, you can get the 2019 VW Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition model, which has a “blacked-out” look with the black mirror caps, tail spoiler, and roof, as well as black wheels with a red stripe.
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All 2019 VW Jetta GLI models have a black interior. The red stitching and accents on many cabin components create a nice contrast. Interior features include the dual-zone Climatronic automatic climate control system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Voice Control, SiriusXM radio, and the 400-watt BeatsAudio system.
2019 VW Jetta GLI Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 VW Jetta GLI is the robust 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 TSI engine, which doles out 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include the six-speed manual transmission and the seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Jetta GLI offers driving customization with the Driving Mode Selection feature, with settings for Normal, Sport, Eco, and Custom.