Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2018 manual variant now erased

Oct 14, 2017 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
The base price for the Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2018 pushes up to $30,395 (P1,561,845).

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.

Angular front of a red VW Jetta GLI 2018

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.

Rear side of the VW Jetta GLI 2018

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:

The VW Jetta GLI 2017 variants and prices
 Variants Price 
 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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