The all-new 2012 Jetta GLI is the most differentiated Jetta GLI model ever made by Volkswagen. The sporty Jetta GLI boasts the award-winning 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, generating 200 horsepower and a full 207 lb.-ft. of torque at just 1,700 rpm. The Jetta GLI is offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment.
Performance features 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 helps prevent inside wheel spin during cornering; four wheel disc brakes with floating red calipers.
The 2012 VW Jetta GLI offers sophisticated, German engineered premium appointments. Features include standard 6.5-inch touch screen premium VIII radio with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, standard one-touch up/down power on all four windows, standard multifunction display (for vehicle status, trip, radio and navigation information when equipped), available dual zone climate control, available RNS-315 navigation system and available keyless entry with push-button start.
The aggressive styling of the Jetta GLI is powerfully emphasized by the arches of the wheel wells available with 17- or 18-inch alloys.
Featuring sport bucket seats with red stitching and a sport flat-bottom steering wheel with red stitching, the GLI logo and aluminum accents, the interior styling consistently follows the clean, sporty lines of the car.
Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: $23,495
Compiled by Motor Matters