2020 VW Jetta GLI in Detroit Auto Show Release Date, Price, Redesign, & Spy Shots – It seems the sub $30,000 sports sedan sector is making a recovery, as Volkswagen has put a rush get on the new GLI. In the latest interview, a company exec hinted that it would debut at the impending Detroit Auto Show. The only difficulty is that the exec in question is from South America. Garden hose Carlos Pavone, Head of Design, Volkswagen Brazil, spoke with Autoblog.com.ar throughout the local launch of the car and had this to say about the GLI:
“I estimate that Vento [Jetta] GLI could be provided in January, while in the Detroit Show. The sports version was designed specifically for the tastes of the North American market.”
Thus it appears to be like he’s unsure both. However, the GTI badge is showing raising value in South America, and Pavone hinted the sedan is created to go well with tastes in the US of A, referring to special 5-spoke wheels and a black contrasting roof. Earlier reviews have hinted that the GLI will drop the regular Jetta’s soft solid rear axle installation for a buttoned-down unbiased rear suspension. From stopping power to lateral firmness will be improved as well.
Of course, the Jetta GLI will pack a 2-liter turbo, larger than its major competition the Elantra Sport and Civic Si. Power needs to be elevated from the recent 210-hp and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) to about 220 or 230-hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. Gearbox options will include a manual and some kind of auto, both an 8-speed or, more inclined, a 6-speed DSG. Volkswagen just recently got a 2020 GLI-based prototype to the sea salt flats, in which it achieved an insane speed of over 210 miles per hr. Of course, it had been as slick as a seafood and had more than twice the power.