Preview: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The new Volkswagen Jetta is a great car for the Twin Cities. It is the sedan that represents a leap forward for the compact sedan class with bold design, increased space, a higher level of technology, and increased safety through additional driver assistance features.

There is now one more Jetta coming to Volkswagen of Inver Grove. One that our local enthusiasts have been waiting for: the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

The Jetta GLI is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Throughout the years, the enthusiast’s Jetta followed a simple formula: create a Golf GTI with a trunk in the back.

The 2019 Jetta GLI is now more than just a simple formula. The new version will be powered by a 228-horsepower version of the EA888 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. For better low end take off, there is 258 pound-feet of torque available. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a seven-speed DSG gearbox available. In addition to the driveline, a VAQ limited-slip differential is added, along with the powerful braking system from the Golf R. Overall, the Jetta GLI is more than just a mere sedan version of the Golf GTI – it’s a performance machine created on its own merits.

Standard features on the 2019 Jetta GLI include: front and rear LED lighting, 10-color ambient lighting, dual-zone Climatronic, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert.

Available premium features include Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated leather seats, DCC adaptive damping, and BeatsAudio sound system. In all, this is the most comprehensive Jetta GLI ever created.

There will be two trim levels for the 2019 Jetta GLI, along with a special 35th Anniversary Edition. Volkswagen of Inver Grove should expect our first 2019 Jetta GLI this coming spring.

Twin Cities enthusiasts have been waiting for a Jetta GLI. The wait is now over! Become one of the first to own a 2019 Jetta GLI from Volkswagen of Inver Grove – just in time for car season!


GLI S - $25,995 (Late Availability)

  • 228-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
  • 18-inch performance tires and GLI wheels
  • Performance braking system
  • LED Headlights
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips with rear lower diffuser
  • XDS® Cross Differential System


  • DCC® adaptive chassis control
  • 18" twin 5-spoke gray painted with red accent alloy wheels
  • GLI 35th Edition badging

 GLI AUTOBAHN - $29,195

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • VW Digital Cockpit