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2020 VW Jetta GLI Coming To Chicago Auto Show In February

2020 VW Jetta GLI Coming To Chicago Auto Show In February

We’ve been talking about the new Jetta GLI for more than a year now considering spy shots of the sporty sedan first emerged onto the web back in November 2017. Even though a VW official had estimated the Honda Civic Si and Hyundai Elantra Sport would debut in January 2019 at NAIAS in Detroit, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit more.

Our colleagues at Autoblog learned from a VW representative the Jetta GLI is going to premiere at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. In other words, we’ll get to see the car in the metal most likely on February 7 during the first press day, although an online reveal could take place a few days sooner. There’s not actually a lot of secrecy regarding the car’s design since an almost naked prototype was spotted in Argentina a few months this year – as seen below.

Volkswagen Jetta GLi - Flagra

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Looking more or less like a Golf GTI sedan, the new Jetta GLI will offer true sporty credentials thanks to an independent rear suspension as an upgrade over the torsion-beam configuration of cheaper Jetta trim levels. Thanks to a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine inherited from the hot hatch, the amped-up compact sedan will offer somewhere in the region of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque or 73 hp and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) more than a regular Jetta.

Expect power to be channeled to the front axle through a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission to please both worlds. A slightly more aggressive body kit is on the agenda, as are bespoke alloy wheels and a firmer suspension setup to make handling more enjoyable.

As you may recall, VW has already revealed quite a few hotter Jettas by bringing a trio of customized versions to SEMA, not to mention the 550-horsepower specialty version that hit 210 mph (338.15 kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Source: Autoblog

Here’s our opinion about the standard Jetta:

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December 11, 2018 at 08:50AM


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