2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI commercial – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

If you want a hot hatch, you could do a lot worse than the Volkswagen GTI. But if you're looking for a sedan with a fixed trunk, drop the T and pick up an L for the Jetta GLI.

The compact sports sedan debuted earlier this year in Chicago – packing the same 200-horsepower turbo four and XDS diff as its be-hatched brother – and is just about ready to hit the North American market it's designed for. So to drum up some enthusiasm, VW shot a rather innovative commercial... in Canada.

The television spot combines video and long-exposure photography to paint shapes with the head and tail lamps. The effect is quite stunning, and you can watch it for yourself – along with a making-of video – right after the jump.

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