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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2018, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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VW Jetta GLI to debut in Detroit

If there are any who are interested in a Golf GTI, but wish it had a bit more rear passenger and trunk space, you may want to wait on the Jetta GLI. New rumors suggest it will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January. It's expected to borrow the same 2.0l turbo 4 from the Golf variant, which should provide 220hp and 258lb-ft of torque. This would allow the Jetta to better take on rivals like the Civic Si, Elantra Sport and Subaru WRX.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2018, 07:39 PM
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this is also a good reason to pay attention to coverage coming out on the Paris Auto Show because often there are interviews and in them brand reps do drop nuggets on future products.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 09:57 AM
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I'm a bit surprised to see the Jetta getting this kind of treatment with the changes we've been seeing with both the Passat and Golf. Hopefully this variant comes with some tweaks to the cabin as well, because its not exactly sporty.
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I hope that it gets a unique wheel/tire setup, as well as a better factory exhaust. They could take a similar approach to what's been done on the Passat GT, but with some powertrain tweaks.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Since it's going to be using the same powerplant as the Golf variant, I think performance will be just fine. I do agree that a lightweight alloy wheel setup could help not only in improving handling but also fuel economy.
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