2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Debuts in Chicago, Combines The Comfort and Sophistication
The new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI debuts in Chicago. The Jetta GLI combines the comfort and sophistication of a Jetta with aggressive performance and handling in a sporty yet sleek package. This new car
is significantly lighter than the previous Jetta GLI and it offers power and performance coupled with German
Described as the "most differentiated" GLI ever made, the car features modified bumpers, a honeycomb grille, smoked taillights, a dual exhaust system, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI combines performance, space and comfort in one sleek package. At 182.2 inches long, 57.2 inches tall and 70 inches wide, it is more than 2.9 inches longer than previous Jetta models.
Inside, 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. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in cloth or V-Tex Leatherette and also features sleek alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim. To increase versatility, the rear bench seatback is split 60/40 and folds. The trunk can also be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch.
Specs engine, The sporty Volkswagen 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, contributing to drivability and response of the vehicle in both everyday and performance situations. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed DSG automatic is also available. While EPA figures are not yet available, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is expected to deliver 31 mpg highway with the manual and 32 mpg highway with the DSG® automatic.
The VW Jetta GLI includes several features designed to enhance driver and passenger safety including electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring and Volkswagen's advanced Intelligent Crash Response System, which initiates automatic safety protection in some types of collisions — the electrical supply to the fuel pump is shut off, the doors unlock and the hazard lights switch on.
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers exceptional features and options, for equally impressive pricing. the Volkswagen Jetta GLI will be priced from $23,495.