2019 Jetta GLI 

A big anniversary marks the next generation of iconic Volkswagens: the 2019 Jetta GLI

Since its 1984 debut, the VW Jetta GLI has always combined irrepressible good looks and distinctive performance. Luckily for decades-long and newbie fans, that combination got a head-turning, sixth iteration update (and special 35th Anniversary Edition), making the 2019 Jetta GLI a major event when it debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February.


Enthusiasm for an all-new 2019 GLI is warranted: With a 228-horsepower (achieved with premium fuel), turbocharged engine, and aggressive looks to match, the GLI is a hard bet to beat for drivers who seek a daily ear-to-ear grin and fun behind-the-wheel experience. Let's let the 2019 VW GLI (and photos) speak for itself.


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI combines a lowered sports suspension with lower side skirts, which is the lowermost portion of the vehicle underneath the doors. Subtle changes add up to a GLI that looks lower and wider than the Jetta. The rear lip spoiler, rear diffuser, and chrome dual exhaust tips amplify its sporty intentions.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 

A more aggressive front fascia, lower lip spoiler, blacked-out window trim, and a red accent line across the honeycomb front grille easily distinguish the 2019 Jetta GLI from its sibling.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI front 

Slim lighting profiles, made possible by the use of LEDs, gives the 2019 GLI a streamlined profile. This updated, streamlined profile make the 2019 GLI appear more fluid and ready to race down any road.

A standard 2.0 TSI® turbocharged engine produces 228-horsepower (achieved with premium fuel) and 258 lb-ft of torque, put to the wheels through a sophisticated XDS® Cross Differential System with VAQ limited slip differential that helps to maintain optimum torque balance. These can be paired with a 6-speed manual or available 7-speed automatic transmission in the new 2019 VW GLI.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI rims 

Peek closely at the brakes, and you'll see the distinctive red - here on the front calipers - that defines much of the 2019 GLI look.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI dashboard and steering wheel 

An available 10.25-inch high-resolution Digital Cockpit within the 2019 Jetta GLI interior offers a unique experience for the driver. Like other Volkswagen vehicles, the new 2019 GLI is not meant to solely be driven; it's meant to be a unique, thrilling experience that will never be forgotten. It's one of the reasons that Volkswagen GLI fans keep returning for more, year after year.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI interior 

TOP: Top-of-the-line comfort sport seats are standard in the 2019 VW GLI interior; the Autobahn trim features leather-clad ventilated front seats that cool when the weather gets warm. Standard red contrasting stitching on the seats mimics the red accents throughout the interior of the 2019 Jetta GLI.


BOTTOM: Every 2019 GLI comes with convenience-minded keyless entry with push-button start as standard.1 A 10-color ambient lighting system responds to the driving mode selection, or it can be customized manually. A 400-watt, eight speaker BeatsAudio® stereo system can crank up the excitement in the Autobahn trim. Paddle shifters, viewable in this photo, offer rapid shifting for the 7-speed DSG effectively giving drivers of the 2019 GLI even more control.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI anniversary edition 

The 35th Anniversary Edition 2019 GLI features more exclusive badging on its flanks, as well as unique dark grey wheels, black mirrors, and a black roof. It also has standard DCC® adaptive chassis control, which allows the driver to adjust suspension and handling characteristics with the push of a button.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th anniversary 

A standard blacked-out rear spoiler complements other VW GLI accents, including the distinctive GLI 35th Anniversary badge. (Not pictured) Special flags are stitched into the seats, front floor mats are embroidered with GLI35, and even the doorsills, backlit in red, mark the 35th Anniversary Edition.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI red 
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a pinnacle of Volkswagen engineering. Lovingly and expertly crafted by Volkswagen engineers and designers to merge perfectly with driver requirements, this GLI is sure to impress all who sit behind the wheel. The best part about this incredible vehicle is that it's part of the new inventory stock at Jim Ellis Volkswagen Kennesaw. If you live in the Atlanta, Marietta, Rome, Woodstock, Roswell, Acworth, Canton, or Smyrna area, we welcome you to come visit our dealership and test drive the new 2019 Jetta GLI.

Not only do we have a great selection of the new GLI, we also have an unbelievable used inventory and selection of certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars screaming your name. If you're serious about purchasing a new 2019 Jetta GLI, our financing team can help you achieve that dream with great rates. And if you want the best care for your 2019 VW Jetta GLI, be sure to come to our service department for the finest care provided by expertly trained technicians. So, come down to Jim Ellis Volkswagen Kennesaw today so that we can help you into this beautifully impressive car!