When Volkswagen released the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a few months ago, they left one trim off the table: the GLI. They didn't retire the performance-focused offering, but they wanted more time to update its looks and engine. Earlier this month at the Chicago Auto Show, they unveiled the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and it'll be arriving at dealerships soon. Let's see what this more aggressive and sportier Volkswagen Jetta model has to offer.

Inspiring Performance

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powered by the same engine that's under the hood of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The 2.0L TSI® has 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque to deliver an enthusiastic ride around Colorado. For comparison sake, the standard Volkswagen Jetta has a 1.4L Turbo with 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft torque, so you'll really notice the difference.

Other performance-focused features you'll find are large performance brakes, an independent rear suspension, limited-slip differential, and a performance monitor that provides real-time data on G-forces, boost pressure, and engine power usage.

Attitude Aesthetics

While the standard Volkswagen Jetta aims for a look that mixes premium appointments with fresh styling, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is grittier and has more edge. It also takes a lot of styling cues from the Volkswagen Golf GTI. You'll like the black honeycomb grille with GLI badging and red accents, dual chrome exhaust, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED lights. For an added touch, you can upgrade to a stylish black-painted roof.

Tech-Savvy Amenities

The amenities you can get are aligned with what the standard Volkswagen Jetta has. Examples include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, a premium sound system from Beats, driver personalization settings, leather materials and front sport seats, ambient lighting, and a few advanced safety technologies.

Stay tuned to learn more about the upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI performance sedan. Or, you can visit us today to check out the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta if you don't need the extra specs.

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