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The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers exceptional features and options, for
equally impressive pricing. Available in three trim levels, the Volkswagen Jetta
GLI has a starting MSRP of $23,495. The GLI Autobahn, with an MSRP of $25,545,
adds 18" alloy wheels, sunroof, dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex
Leatherette seats and the Fender Premium Audio System. The top of the line Jetta
GLI Autobahn with Navigation adds the RNS-315 navigation system and keyless
access with push-button start technology for an MSRP of $26,445.
Jetta GLI's Exterior Design
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI combines
performance, space and comfort in one sleek package. At 182.2 inches long, 57.2
inches tall and 70 inches wide, it is more than 2.9 inches longer than previous
The front end of the car is defined by prominent horizontal
lines. The Jetta GLI grille and the car's trapezoidal headlights help create a
distinct look. Below the bumper is a cooling air intake and tray-shaped front
spoiler that completes the masculine look of the car. The upper front end
section shows a powerful transition from the v-shaped engine hood to the fenders
on the sides while the shoulder section provides dynamic and muscular styling.
The aggressive styling of the Jetta GLI is powerfully emphasized by the
arches of the wheel wells available with 17" or 18" alloys. Sleek lines and
sporty shoulders dominate the rear section. The smoked taillights stand out with
two distinct sections extending on either side from the fender into the tailgate
above the dual exhaust tips.
Like the exterior,
the interior of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI stays true to its sport and performance
roots. Featuring sport bucket seats with red stitching and a sport flat-bottom
steering wheel with red stitching, the GLI logo and aluminum accents, the
interior styling consistently follows the clean, sporty lines of the car. The
Jetta GLI is available in cloth or V-Tex Leatherette and also features sleek
alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim.
Intuitive controls and
well-arranged instruments allow drivers to enjoy a comfortable and ergonomically
designed gear shift grip. Further up on the center console are the newly
designed and intuitive controls for climate and radio. The console is also
slightly inclined toward the driver to heighten comfort behind the wheel.
To increase versatility, the rear bench seatback is split 60/40 and folds.
The trunk can also be opened from inside the car by a remote unlock switch.
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