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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: 4 things we learned

For one, it's more aerodynamic than a Golf GTI

For one, it's more aerodynamic than a Golf GTI.

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New VW Jetta GLI coming soon with GTI-grade improvements

The higher-performance compact sedan will arrive within a year

When the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was revealed (pictured above), we were a bit disconcerted by some of the changes. It seemed to be softer, and was reverting back to a more primitive torsion-beam rear axle. And those changes also had us a bit concerned about the upcoming VW Jetta GLI. But it seems we shouldn't be too worried, since it will instead get some major improvements.

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MOMO tunes the 2016 VW Jetta GLI for SEMA

Momo has a tuned 2016 Jetta GLI for SEMA, and its subtle mods are more about adding extra style than uncompromising performance.

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VW reveals updated 2016 Jetta GLI [UPDATE]

The Volkswagen GTI's slightly more mature, conservative, fraternal twin, the Jetta GLI, is getting updated for 2016 in a big way.

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VW Jetta GLI, Peugeot 505 are MotorWeek's 1986 Euro sport sedan alternatives

MotorWeek digs into its archives to unearth this showdown between two European sports sedans from the 1980s.

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VW Jetta GLI turns 30, celebrates with special edition model

It was 1984 when the Volkswagen GTI powertrain was combined with a trunk in the form of the Jetta GLI. To mark the 30th anniversary, starting next year Volkswagen will only be offering the GLI Edition 30 (click image above to enlarge), distinct fro

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VW 2.0T engine raised to 210 hp, offered in Beetle Turbo and Jetta GLI

Volkswagen has pushed up the power for the new half-model year. For 2013.5 (yep, this isn't a 2013 and it's not quite a 2014), the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine offered in the Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible and Jetta GLI now makes 210 horsepower, an increase of 10 ponies over the previous version of the long-running engine. T