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New Volkswagen Jetta GLI – Photos

New Volkswagen Jetta GLI – 1st Photos & Impressions

So we’ve been telling all of our readers that the new Jetta VI “for the rest of us” will be the new GLI model. The Jetta GLI has finally been introduced and we had a chance to see it up close and sit in it. The verdict? This *is* the Jetta model that enthusiasts have been waiting for and gives potential Jetta customers another new model to choose from.

Powered by a 200hp 2.0l Turbo (2.0T TFSI) this new GLI is available in both six-speed manual and six-speed DSG. The fully independent multi-link rear suspension is now back in the GLI as is the electromechanical steering that made the Jetta V such a great drive. A special sport tuned suspension with revised spring rates, modest lowering and stiffer shocks and 17″ or 18″ wheel options round out the performance changes. Volkswagen claims overall weight is down (but hasn’t said how much yet) and touts improved performance as a result.

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