When you think about stylish four doors vehicles does your mind think only about Bentleys? When your needs and taste are less extravagant for fours doors, complete with true style and German engineering, fine Volkswagens are completely obtainable and have been for more than four decades. The Jetta has always been a defining ‘affordable’ German car with engineering found on premium brands and a perfect choice for the young and young at heart. For 2022 the Jetta family has new technology and styling that elevates both the value-oriented Jetta and the sporty Jetta GLI.
“As the best-selling VW for more than 30 years, Jetta has proven to be a compelling value,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President for Product Marketing and Strategy. “This refresh takes the strengths of the current generation—a spacious interior, excellent fuel economy, and low maintenance costs—and builds on them with a fresh design, better technology, and more access to the driver assistance features buyers are looking for. With the introduction of a new Sport trim, it is easier than ever for customers to get their hands on a vehicle with a sporty appearance at a value-oriented price point.
The new Jetta is offered in four value-laden trim levels, while the GLI comes in one fully-loaded trim, how is that to make buying easy. New for 2022 is the Jetta Sport trim, which features enthusiast-inspired content at a value-oriented price point. The XDS electronic differential lock and dark graphite 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are standard, along with a blacked-out grille, mirror caps and window trim, a black headliner, and unique cloth sport seats. The Sport trim replaces the previous model year’s R-Line trim and is repositioned just above the base S trim for maximum accessibility.
On the outside, the Jetta and GLI get a style update with new front and rear bumpers, new colors, and new wheels. The revised front end incorporates a new front bumper, featuring a new grille with two distinctive chrome bars flanking the VW logo. On the GLI, its characteristic red accent strip sits between the bars, and the lower front fascia features the legacy honeycomb detail. LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs) are standard, with top trim Jetta models and GLI having projector LEDs.
At the side, chrome window trim is standard, while the new Sport trim Jetta and GLI feature a black window surround. All models receive new rear bumpers; GLI adds a black honeycomb diffuser and a wider dual exhaust, which features improved acoustics for 2022. The 2022 Jetta is available in seven exterior colors—including new Kings Red Metallic, Oryx White Metallic, and Rising Blue Metallic—and the GLI will offer five colors. There are unique wheels on each trim, ranging from 16-inch aluminum-alloys as standard on Jetta to 18-inch alloys as standard on GLI, and two optional black-wheel packages.
Inside, the Jetta and GLI boast upgraded technology and design updates throughout their cabins and the best news is that the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster now comes standard with an 8-inch display on Jetta, and the 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro on GLI. Both cars also feature standard Volkswagen Car-Net® with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. On top of Jetta trims and the GLI, MIB3 infotainment is standard, along with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices.
A leatherette-wrapped steering wheel is available on base Jetta models and standard on higher trims, with heating available, while GLI features a new leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with touch functions and a red “GLI” clip. Heated front and rear seats, along with front-seat ventilation are available on Jetta, while GLI features standard heated and ventilated front seats. Power driver seat, Climatronic® automatic climate control, and KESSY® keyless access and push-button start are available from mid-trim models on Jetta and are standard on GLI. Additional available features include a sunroof, BeatsAudio® premium sound, and 10-color ambient lighting.
Coming this fall the new Jetta and Jetta GLI is continuing to building on style for all with safety and tech at forefront.
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