2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Arrives at Dealerships in August | Edmunds

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Arrives at Dealerships in August


HERNDON, Virginia — The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the performance version of the German automaker's compact sedan, arrives at Volkswagen dealerships starting in August.

Volkswagen spokesman Mark Gillies told Edmunds pricing will be announced closer to the car's launch date.

The restyled 2016 Jetta GLI gets a new front fascia designed to look more aggressive, along with a new rear bumper design with a diffuser and a pair of chrome-tipped exhausts. Rounding out the exterior look are 18-inch Mallory design aluminum-alloy wheels.

A new standard feature on the 2016 Jetta GLI is VW's automatic post-collision braking system. It applies the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors.

Cabin changes include a new MIB 2 infotainment system.

The Jetta GLI SE model is equipped with LED taillights, keyless access with pushbutton start, automatic dual-zone climate control, sunroof, six-way power driver's seat, a rearview camera, front and rear Park Distance Control, a Fender premium audio system, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights and heated seats.

The GLI SEL adds blind-spot detection with rear-traffic alert, a navigation system, bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system and Homelink.

All versions of the Jetta GLI are equipped with a specially tuned sport suspension and the same 210-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine as the Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback.

Key Jetta GLI competitors include the Honda Civic Si and Lexus IS 250.

Edmunds says: Pricing is expected to be announced by mid-summer, so car shoppers can check back here at that time for more information.

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