2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: The GLI is Back!

Rejoice! Just a few short months ago at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI was reintroduced much to the delight of the crowd and everyone else in the automotive world.

Beneath this sporty sedan’s skin, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is essentially a GIT. Unlike the hatchback GTI, the GLI is a sedan with a trunk. However, both vehicles sit on the same platform, and they even share the same transmission options and engine spec.

Just like its GTI brother, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI houses a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that’s good for 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Just like the hot hatch, there are two transmission choices: a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 2019 Jetta GLI is only offered with a front-wheel drive powertrain.

In terms of exterior design, the 2019 Jetta GLI sports a few exterior differences when compared to a regular Jetta, and those include upgraded front and rear bumpers, along with a subtle single red stripe across the front honeycomb grille. The 2019 Jetta GLI also comes equipped with 18” alloy wheels.

Volkswagen also released a special 35th Anniversary edition, which sees the already rather unique GLI outfitted with special badges, black accents throughout, and unique 18” wheels.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI also features an upgraded active suspension that ensures the GLI is both responsive to drive on more dynamic roads and comfortable on longer straighter journeys.

Not just a nice sedan to look at or a comfortable one to sit in, this all-new Jetta GLI is also safe and has a host of available safety features that include lane-keep assist, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and park assist.

Find out more about the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI by heading down to your local Fifth Avenue Volkswagen dealer to speak to one of our experts about everything this sedan has to offer, and don’t forget to book a test drive, too.