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2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition Honors Legacy of Compact Sports Sedan

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2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is introducing a special limited-edition model to mark its 40th anniversary. This milestone represents four decades of a sporty compact sedan being on the road, as declared by Volkswagen on Monday.

The 40th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to the Jetta GLI’s inaugural run in 1984, one year subsequent to the U.S. debut of the first-generation Mark I Golf GTI, also known as the Rabbit GTI. Since their introduction, both models have shared mechanical parts, leading to the GLI being dubbed a “GTI with a trunk.” This reputation has been maintained over the years and is carried by the current version, which was first launched in 2019.

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2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

The modifications in the anniversary edition are solely aesthetic. The model will be available in three distinct colors—Pure Gray, Pure White, and Rising Blue—complemented by blackout details that contrast the standard GLI’s red accents. This blackout theme extends to the 18-inch wheels, grille, mirror caps, door handles, and spoiler.

On the inside, the changes include unique embossed patterns on the seats for each unit manufactured, cupholders inscribed with the GLI logo and “1984,” seat tags and door sills carrying “GLI 40” badges, and a “40” badge at the six o’clock position on the steering wheel.

2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

The mechanical specifications of the 40th Anniversary Edition remain unchanged compared to the standard Jetta GLI. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, generating 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen hasn’t detailed the transmission options, but the standard GLI offers a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The larger brakes, limited-slip differential, and adaptive dampers of the standard model are also present in the anniversary edition.

Volkswagen anticipates beginning delivery of the 40th Anniversary Editions to dealerships by the end of this summer. Production will be capped at 1,984 units, a nod to the GLI’s introduction year. The starting price is set at $28,085, excluding destination charges.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition

What is special about the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition?

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition is a limited-edition model that celebrates four decades of the sporty compact sedan. The modifications in this edition are purely cosmetic, featuring blackout detailing that contrasts the standard GLI’s red accents. Interior changes include unique embossed patterns on the seats, inscriptions, and badges referencing the GLI’s history.

What are the available colors for the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition?

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition is available in three distinct colors—Pure Gray, Pure White, and Rising Blue.

How many 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition cars will be produced?

Production of the 40th Anniversary Editions will be limited to 1,984 units, referencing the Jetta GLI’s launch year of 1984.

What is the power output of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition?

The 40th Anniversary Edition of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI has a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that generates 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

What is the starting price of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition?

The starting price for the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition is set at $28,085, excluding destination charges.

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4 comments

EcoDriver July 25, 2023 - 8:48 pm

another petrol guzzler, when will VW focus more on electrics? come on, it’s 2024 already…

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ClassicCarsRule July 25, 2023 - 11:32 pm

I remember when the first Jetta hit the streets… these new versions got nothin on the classics!

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autoFanatic July 26, 2023 - 5:16 pm

not sure about the cosmetic changes… I mean, it’s nice n’ all, but really, I’d prefer performance upgrades. jus’ sayin’

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MikeHansen July 26, 2023 - 7:36 pm

Wow, 40 years of the Jetta GLI, feels like yesterday when I saw the first one. cant wait to see this new model, bet its a beast!

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