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Volkswagen Announces 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Design and Performance Specs

At this week’s Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the sixth generation of the brand’s performance sedan – the 2019 VW Jetta GLI. Built with more power than ever before, the 2019 GLI offers drivers sharper handling, sportier details, and an all-around more athletic performance. The Jetta GLI will also be available in an anniversary edition, properly named the Jetta GLI 35th Edition. Continue reading to learn about all the newly-announced 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI design and performance specs.


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Jetta GLI Performance Specs Steering wheel and dashboard in 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Under the hood of the 2019 Jetta GLI is a 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 TSI® engine that puts out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-foot of torque on the road. Golf R brakes, a multi-link independent rear suspension, and VAQ torque-sending limited-slip differential amplify the performance of the GLI. The available Jetta GLI 35th Edition model also features the DCC® adaptive damping system.

VW GLI Design Features

Red and black details line the exterior and interior of the GLI to hint at the performance capabilities of this Volkswagen. The aggressive-looking black honeycomb grille, chrome dual exhaust tips, and 18-inch alloy wheels add to the sculpted look of the GLI. The 2019 VW Jetta GLI will be available in five striking exterior colors – Tornado Red, Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Pyrite Silver Metallic, and Pure Gray – that are guaranteed to turn heads.

The striking features of the GLI don’t stop at the exterior. 10-color interior ambient lighting lines the dashboard and doors of the GLI, letting you customize the interior to fit your mood, every time. Stainless steel pedal caps, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and red contrast stitching amplify the athletic look of this vehicle’s interior.


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We at Gorman McCracken Volkswagen can’t wait to hear more about the newly-debuted 2019 Jetta GLI and are excited to share with you these 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI design and performance specs. We expect the GLI to hit our lot sometime this spring, but until then check out how the 2019 Jetta stacks up against the competition in these Volkswagen Jetta comparisons from Gorman McCracken Volkswagen: 2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 VW Jetta, 2019 VW Jetta vs 2019 Toyota Corolla, 2019 VW Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic.