2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI - New engine & added technology | Mini Auto

Starting price is about $31,000 USD

For more than four decades, the Jetta has been the torch for the Volkswagen brand, defining affordable German engineering. For the 2022 model year, Volkswagen of America launches a refreshed Jetta range with new technology and styling that elevates both the value-oriented Jetta and the sporty Jetta GLI.

“As the best-selling VW for over 30 years, the Jetta has proven to be an attractive value,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Marketing. "This refresh takes the strengths of the current generation - spacious interior, excellent fuel economy and low maintenance costs - and builds on them with new design, better technology and continued With the introduction of the new Sport model, it will be easier for customers to own a car with sporty looks at a reasonable price. easier than ever."

The refreshed Volkswagen Jetta uses the 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injected EA211 engine found in the recently launched Taos small SUV. Making 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, the engine features a modified version of Volkswagen's Miller cycle in which the intake valves are closed early in induction stroke to help save fuel economy and has a very high compression ratio up to 11.5 to one. The result is a combination of low-speed torque and competitive fuel economy. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic.

Key features of the EA211, modified from the previous generation Jetta, include:

The APS-coated cylinder liners - whereby iron powder is plasma coated on the cylinder block - reduces friction between the cylinder liner and the piston rings. This process has been localized in the North American Region.
The map-controlled cooling module warms up the engine faster than the previous EA211 by controlling the flow of water in various parts of the engine to increase efficiency.
Variable turbine geometry (VTG). As one of the first high-volume production turbochargers with this technology in the North American Region, this turbocharger is more efficient, provides higher boost pressure and avoids high volume flow.
High-pressure injection system up to 350 bar raised from 200 bar - resulting in better fuel/air mixture injection, shorter injection times, optimized mixture formation, and better volumetric injection. lower particulate emissions.

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powered by a 2.0-liter EA888 engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic is optional.

The Jetta and GLI models are based on Volkswagen's Trans-Modular Matrix platform (MQB) architecture. Both models have a strut front suspension, with the Jetta providing a torsion beam rear setup, while the GLI models have a multi-link rear suspension. Dubbed the "GTI with the trunk", the GLI boasts a VAQ electronically controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential, which works in tandem with the XDS® Cross Differential System, as does the system. DCC® adaptive damping.

The 2022 Jetta will be offered in four value-packed trim levels, while the GLI will be offered in a full-load trim. New for 2022 is the Jetta Sport trim, featuring enthusiast-inspired content at a value-driven price point. An XDS electronic differential lock and dark graphite 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard, along with a black grille, mirror caps and window trims, black headlights and unique fabric-wrapped sport seats. The sport trim replaces the previous model year's R-Line trim and is repositioned directly above the base S trim for maximum accessibility.

On the outside, the VW Jetta and GLI get updated styling with new front and rear bumpers, new colors and new wheels. The front end has been revised, combined with a new front bumper, featuring a new grille with two signature chrome bars on the side of the VW logo. On the GLI, its signature red accent strip sits between the slats, and the lower front fender features legacy honeycomb detailing. LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRL) are standard, with top trim Jetta and GLI models featuring LED projector lamps.

On the side, chrome window trim is standard, while the sporty new Jetta and GLI have black window trim. The Jetta's distinctive side profile retains its strong signature lines from the front fenders to the standard LED taillights. All models receive a new rear bumper; The GLI adds a black honeycomb diffuser and a wider dual exhaust, featuring improved sound insulation for 2022. The 2022 Jetta will be available in seven exterior colors - including the new Kings Red Metallic, Oryx White Metallic and Rising Blue Metallic - and GLI will offer five colors. There are unique wheels on each trim, ranging from 16-inch aluminum alloys as standard on the Jetta to 18-inch alloys as standard on the GLI and two optional black wheel packages.

Inside, the Volkswagen Jetta and GLI boast upgraded design and technology updates throughout their cabins. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster now comes standard with an 8-inch display on the Jetta and a 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro on the GLI. Both cars also feature standard Volkswagen Car-Net® with in-car Wi-Fi capability when you sign up for a data plan. On top-of-the-line Jetta and GLI trim, MIB3 infotainment is standard, along with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices. New diamond-shaped fabric seats are standard, as are contrasting stitching throughout the cabin. Leather and faux leather seating surfaces are available on Jetta models, with the latter available in a new two-tone Volcano Brown and Black color scheme. The GLI features red contrast stitching throughout the interior and perforated leather seats with red lining.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel is available on base Jetta models and standard on higher trims, with heating available, while the GLI gets a new leather-wrapped sports steering wheel with touch and clamp functions. "GLI" is red. Heated front and rear seats, along with ventilation for the front seats are available on the Jetta, while the GLI comes standard with heated and ventilated front seats. A power driver's seat, Climatronic® automatic climate control, KESSY® keyless access and push-button start are available on midsize models on the Jetta and as standard on the GLI. Additional features available include a sunroof, BeatsAudio® premium audio, and 10-color ambient lighting.

IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology is available from the entry-level Jetta version. IQ.DRIVE includes Forward Assist (Front Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Active Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Assist (System) lane keeping system), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Go, Travel Assist (semi-autonomous driving assistance) and Emergency Assist (semi-autonomous vehicle assistance in case of emergency) medican). Base Jetta models come standard with Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and can be optional with the IQ.DRIVE package to complete the feature set (Emergency Assist). only available on automatic transmission models). The Jetta models come standard with IQ.DRIVE mid-to-high, as does the GLI. Light Assist (High Beam Control for Headlights) is also available.

The new VW Jetta family is expected to arrive in US dealerships in Q4 2021. We anticipate the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta to start at just under $20,000, with the sporty Jetta GLI starting around $31,000. .

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI - New engine & added technology | Mini Auto 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI - New engine & added technology | Mini Auto Reviewed by Dang Nhan on August 24, 2021 Rating: 5

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