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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI gets sporty looks to match its 228 hp

Upgrades include 18-inch wheels, red brake calipers and a trunklid spoiler.

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An all-new version of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is debuting at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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The 2019 GLI packs 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That's a welcome 18 hp and 41 lb-ft gain over the outgoing model.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a seven-speed dual clutch will be optional. The dual clutch also comes with engine stop-start tech to save fuel.

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The GLI sits 0.6 inch lower than a regular Jetta and gets multilink rear suspension, where the quotidian model relies on a torsion-beam setup.

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The GLI now also has the same 13.4-inch diameter front brakes as a GTI hatchback, as well as that car's VAQ electronically controlled differential.

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Visual differentiation includes red-painted brake calipers, unique front and rear fascias and a trunklid spoiler.

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Inside, the GLI boasts push-button start, red accent stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, 10-color ambient lighting and touchscreen infotainment with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

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A special 35th Anniversary model adds visual flair in the way of black wheels with a red stripe, black mirrors caps, a black spoiler, a black roof and assorted badges.

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI hits showrooms this spring with pricing to be announced later.

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