The new Volkswagen Jetta GLI arrives at the Chicago Motor Show

In Europe, the latest generation of the Volkswagen Jetta That we had gone unnoticed. The sedan version of the Golf has not had any luck in the Old Continent, but in United States it is a winner. There, he has managed to become one of the best-selling models in its segment, and in it, the German firm has a winning horse. Therefore, the commercial launch of the last Jetta ​​strong> has come accompanied by a prestacional version, although it is not called GTI .

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI has been, finally, discovered at the Chicago Auto Show that is being held these days. For its development, those responsible for the German house have not limited themselves to introducing aesthetic changes. Thus, engineers have also worked under his hood to fine-tune a engine more than known. In this way, they have created a model that could merge with more than one sporty consolidated trajectory.

You will not see it in Europe, but the Jetta is the four-door Golf

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI uses the well-known turbocharged gasoline block with four cylinders 2.0 TSI . On this occasion, the power they have extracted is 231 HP and 350 Nm of maximum torque. To manage such horsepower, they have relied on the DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission with 7 ratios. But also, for the purists (although less in demand in the United States), will have a manual gearbox with 6 inserts.

Thanks to the use of the MQB modular platform , the dynamic behavior of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI will be similar to that of the Golf. To ensure this, it has a multi-link rear suspension and the oversized brake discs of the Golf R. In addition, it includes a sliding differential electronically controlled and adaptive suspensions . Finally, it has the latest active driving aids as a frontal collision alert or autonomous braking system in the city.

The aesthetics of the Jetta GLI have also been updated. On the front are some optical groups that, in part, remind those who included the latest Dodge Dart. The bumper are more aggressive, the rear wing larger and the 18-inch alloy wheels. The exhaust and rear diffuser are also brand new. Finally, there are also changes inside, such as the virtual cockpit or LED environmental lighting.

For now, there is no defined date for your marketing in the United States. United. When the time approaches we will know more data as well as its official price. In any case, in Europe we will not see it again, although we have to say that we would like it.