After putting the emphasis on its broad “family” of small hatchbacks, Volkswagen is turning its attention back to its compact sedan line with the launch of the 2016 Jetta GLI.
The four-door equivalent of the Golf GTI, the sedan is based on the sixth-generation Jetta first launched in 2011. According to VW, the goal was to come up with “a compelling blend of value, performance and practicality.”
On the powertrain side, the 2016 Volkswagen GLI will carry over the current turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 210-horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The GLI is one of only two Jetta variants to offer buyers the option of a six-speed manual, as well as a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.