According to the latest car news, Volkswagen has publicly confirmed that the Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2018 is getting rid of its manual gearbox. Instead, from now on, the compact sports sedan will be equipped with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Volkswagen has publicly confirmed that the VW Jetta GLI 2018 is getting rid of its manual gearbox
For the reason, the carmaker explains that manual variants account for no more than 30% of the Jetta GLI 2018’s total sales. In comparison, the GTI 5-door hatch Golf variant is equally well-known in both automatic and manual transmissions.
No words on other mechanical changes at the present, so the VW Jetta GLI 2018 still runs with its 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine which is capable of dishing out 210 hp and 280 Nm of torque.
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However, the elimination of the VW Jetta GLI 2018 manual version also leads to a slight rise in the original price. The 2018 high-end level model now has the starting price at $30,395 (P1,561,845), showing a disparity of $1,680 (P86,326) compared to the 2017 model.
The VW Jetta GLI 2018 comes with some minor exterior updates, including new 2-tone Anthracite 18-inch aluminum wheels, new taillights and LED headlights.
Taillights and LED headlights are now decorated in the Jetta GLI 2018
The German automaker also adds that the sedan variant of the Golf GTI was significantly redesigned about 2 years ago. Then, it was upgraded in outside design (especially at the front), interior as well as equipment such as the automatic post-collision braking system and the MIB 2 infotainment system.
If you still prefer the VW Jetta GLI 2017 version, take a look at our table of its variants and prices:
|Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline TDI DSG||₱1,100,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Highline TDI DSG||₱1,200,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Business Edition TDI DSG||₱1,250,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Business Edition+ TDI DSG||₱1,300,000|
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