Volkswagen Celebrates Jetta GLI With 40th Anniversary Edition

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When the second-generation Volkswagen Jetta got here to America in 1984, VW introduced a sportier trim with a stiffer suspension and a short-shifting guide transmission. It was referred to as the Jetta GLI.

Quickly, the 2024 Jetta will arrive. Volkswagen will use the chance to rejoice the “GTI with a trunk.” A Fortieth-anniversary version GLI will seem for 2024. Fittingly, Volkswagen will construct simply 1,984 copies for the U.S.

VW received’t make any mechanical upgrades – it is a visible package deal. Meaning it will get the identical 2-0-liter 4-cylinder making 228 horsepower. Consumers can select a 6-speed guide or 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission (DCT).

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition seen from a rear quarter angle

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fortieth Anniversary Version begins at a producer’s steered retail worth (MSRP) of $28,085 with the guide transmission and $28,885 for the 7-speed DCT model. Volkswagen additionally fees $1,150 for supply – among the many decrease supply fees within the trade.

The Traditional GLI Efficiency Upgrades

Like different GLI fashions, VW says, it will get “bigger brakes, a Sport HMI efficiency monitor, VAQ electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential and XDS digital differential lock, the DCC adaptive damping system, and a sport exhaust.”

The interior of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

Darker Trim, Distinctive Upholstery

Consumers can select from three colours – Pure Homosexual, Pure White, and apparently unpure Rising Blue. Brightwork trim particulars on the abnormal Jetta are blackened on this model, however the crimson brake calipers, grille accent line, and air intakes of different GLI fashions are retained. The door handles, mirror caps, and wheels are shiny black, too.

The seats of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

Inside, limited-edition-specific “embossed molecular fabric seats” are…created from molecules this time, possibly? A geometrical sample resembling slate fracturing or a drunken spider’s internet spreads over the seats. No two are alike, VW says. The cupholders conceal logos – GLI in a single, 1984 within the different. Different distinctive badges embody Fortieth-anniversary markings on the doorsills and steering wheel.

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