Volkswagen Canada Launches New Jetta GLI

European Flair and Performance at a Great Low Price

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) -

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Volkswagen Canada unveiled the all-new Jetta GLI sport sedan today at the Vancouver Autoshow.

As the latest member of a long line of Jettas to wear the badge, the new GLI follows in the tradition of the award-winning Golf GTI by adding sportiness and flair to the solid foundation of the newly-redesigned Jetta.

On the outside, the GLI features a uniquely styled fascia, with a honeycomb front grille and integrated fog lights. The profile of the GLI is enhanced by dramatic sill extensions, and the rear of the car is finished off with a GLI-specific rear valance.

Inside, the GLI abounds with sporty details. The flat-bottomed sport steering wheel with controls for stereo, trip computer and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity gives the driver a firm grip. Automatic dual zone climate control and keyless entry and starting lend an air of luxury, while stylish red stitching, and aluminum trim complete the package. An available 8 speaker, 400 watt "Fender" sound system with a trunk mounted subwoofer ensures the highest level of entertainment on even the longest of drives.

The powertrain options feature a choice of either 6 speed manual or automatic direct shift gearboxes. Either will be paired to Volkswagen's award-winning 2.0L TSFI engine, with 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of available torque. A fully-independent sport suspension and a choice of either 17" or 18" alloy wheels will ensure sporty handling. 

All of the latest safety features like electronic stability control, four wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, and an intelligent crash response system are standard, making the new Jetta GLI a very secure place to be.

With a starting price of just $27,475, the new Jetta GLI will represent outstanding value in the European sport sedan market when it reaches Dealer showrooms this summer in a choice of five exterior colours.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, New Beetle, new Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 134 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

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Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff