2016 VW Jetta GLI Revealed with More Aggressive Style, 210 HP

2016 VW Jetta GLI Revealed with More Aggressive Style, 210 HP

Volkswagen just revealed its updated 2016 Jetta GLI, the sedan counterpart to their Golf GTI hatchback. This sporty four-door has been refined, gaining new looks and advanced features.

For starters this car is dressed up with a new, more aggressive front fascia, which includes a honeycomb grille. At the opposite end of the vehicle, its rear bumper has been redesigned and incorporates a diffuser. The dual exhaust tips are slathered in chrome.

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2016 VW Jetta GLI RearAll 2016 VW Jetta GLIs ride on 18-inch Mallory aluminum wheels. They’re wrapped in standard all-season tires, though true enthusiasts can get optional summer tread for maximum fair-weather traction. The car also features a special, sport-tuned chassis.

Under the hood GLIs feature a frighteningly familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It provides a stable of 210 Germanic horses, though that figure is likely underrated … by A LOT. Today’s GLI features either a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch automatic with just as many gears; the 2016 model should stand pat in this area.

Inside the driver and passengers are treated to features like a new infotainment system, push-button start, dual-zone climate control and a premium Fender audio system. Higher trim versions of the Volkswagen GLI can even be outfitted with safety features like blind-spot detection and rear-traffic alert.

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