Building on the success of the next-generation Jetta and the popularity of the performance-oriented Golf GTI and Golf R, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI makes a triumphant return to the lineup. The new Jetta GLI features an even bolder design than even the redesigned Jetta and exhilarating performance to match.
“Volkswagen has long been synonymous with small, sporty cars,” said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “The redesigned 2019 Jetta proved once more that its combination of design, technology and value continues to resonate with buyers. The 2019 GLI takes the Jetta foundation and adds performance features from the Golf GTI to give buyers a true sport sedan.”
Powering the mighty new VW Jetta GLI is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine that powers the Golf GTI. This engine puts out 228 horsepower with premium fuel and 258 lb-ft of torque, making the next-gen Jetta GLI 18 horsepower and 51 lb-ft of torque more powerful than the previous version of the GLI. The 2.0-liter TSI® is paired with a standard six-speed manual or an available seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic.
The 2019 Jetta GLI also shares the 13.4-inch diameter vented front discs offered with the Golf GTI and Golf R and the VAQ limited-slip differential of the Golf GLI. With an independent sport suspension and Driving Mode Selection, there can be no doubt of the Jetta GLI’s abilities.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is also a stylistic powerhouse with red and black accents inside and out, including red-painted brake calipers, a red accent line in the honeycomb grille, and red stitching on everything from the steering wheel and shifter to the seats and floor mats. The Jetta GLI sits 0.6 inches lower than the Jetta, adding even more to its aggressive façade.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI will be available in the spring right here at Gossett VW Porsche.