Pricing for the newly introduced Jetta GLI had also been announced. Available in three trim levels, namely GLI, GLI Autobahn and GLI Autobahn Navigation, prices start at $23,495, $25,545 and $26,445 respectively.
The GLI Autobahn adds 18-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex Leatherette seats and the Fender Premium Audio System, while the top of the range GLI Autobahn with Navigation adds the RNS-315 navigation system and
Interior highlights include sport bucket seats with red stitching, a sport flat-bottom steering wheel with red stitching, GLI logo and aluminum accents, as well as alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim.
Performance wise, the new Jetta GLI comes fitted with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, generating 200 horsepower and a full 207 lb.-ft. (280 Nm) of torque at 1,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a standard six speed manual transmission. The car is expected to deliver 31 mpg (7.59 l/100km) highway with the manual and 32 mpg (7.35 l/100km) highway with the DSG automatic.
Additional performance features for the Jetta GLI include:
- Track tuned four-way Independent Performance Suspension for superb handling
- DSG automatic gearbox that offers steering wheel mounted paddles shifters, super quick shift times and rev-matched downshifts
- XDS cross differential system that debuted on the Volkswagen GTI, that helps prevent inside wheel spin during cornering
- Four wheel disc brakes with floating red calipers