There’s a new look in store for the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The performance version of Volkswagen’s compact sedan will receive a new front fascia and some extra safety technology. The update to this model comes after the Jetta was recently refreshed in early 2015.
Out front, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI wil wear a new fascia with a restyled lower grille, with new foglight surrounds that more closely tie in with the treatment on the Golf GTI. Out back, will sport a revised rear bumper design with chrome-tipped exhausts. The GLI will also come standard with 18-inch wheels wearing either all-season or performance tires.
The new Jetta GLI is also set to receive the company’s new “MIB 2” infotainment system that includes USB connectivity – this system will also spread to all Volkswagen models for the 2016 model year. The GLI SE will now include features like push-button start, LED taillights, dual-zone climate control, a power driver’s seat, a sunroof, parking sensors, and a backup camera. Moving up to the GLI SEL adds blind-spot warning, navigation, and adaptive bi-xenon headlights. All 2016 GLI models also receive Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which applies the brakes after a crash to help prevent the car from hitting anything else.
Under the hood, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine making 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Both six-speed manual and DSG dual-clutch automatic transmissions are available. The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI goes on sale this September at AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, NH.