Volkswagen of America Inc. is commemorating the remarkable 40-year legacy of the Jetta GLI with a special limited 40th Anniversary Edition, and Texas, along with all of North America, will have the exclusive opportunity to experience this celebration of driving excellence. Since its debut in 1984 as a “GTI with a trunk,” the Jetta GLI has been a symbol of accessible German performance sedans, delivering an exhilarating driving experience while maintaining the practicality and efficiency expected from the brand. Texas interested in this 40th Anniversary Edition will be treated to a unique experience as a limited production of only 1,984 units will be available.
The 2024 Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition is designed to impress, and Texas drivers will have their choice of three captivating exterior colors: Pure Gray, Pure White, and Rising Blue. Adding a touch of sophistication, the car features striking blackout details throughout, perfectly complementing the GLI’s signature red trim. The vehicle’s aesthetics are further enhanced with sleek 18-inch wheels in a black, ten-spoke design, along with a black grille, mirror caps, door handles, and spoiler, creating a commanding presence on Texas roads.
Inside the cabin, drivers will be delighted by exclusive 40th anniversary details that pay homage to the Jetta GLI’s remarkable journey. The embossed molecular cloth seats are a highlight of the interior, each specially crafted for this limited-edition trim. Just like the diverse landscapes of Texas, each of the 1,984 vehicles will have unique seat designs, making every car truly one-of-a-kind. The GLI logo is elegantly engraved in the cupholders, with one cupholder proudly displaying “1984,” a nod to the car’s birth year. The seat tags and front door sills prominently feature “GLI 40,” while the steering wheel bears a discreet “40” clip at the six o’clock position, adding a touch of exclusivity for Texas drivers.
Under the hood, the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition promises a thrilling driving experience that Texans crave. Powered by a turbocharged EA888 2.0-liter engine producing 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, this limited-edition trim retains the key performance features loved by Texas enthusiasts, including larger brakes, a Sport HMI performance monitor, VAQ electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential, XDS® electronic differential lock, the DCC® adaptive damping system, and a sport exhaust. These enhancements ensure that Texas drivers can revel in the dynamic driving experience that has made the Jetta GLI a beloved choice for car enthusiasts across the state.
We can look forward to the arrival of the limited-production 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition at a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,085. As Volkswagen celebrates four decades of delivering an exceptional driving experience, the 2024 Jetta GLI 40th Anniversary Edition arrives as a tribute to the passion of Texas drivers and their appreciation for captivating vehicles that continue to set new standards in driving excellence.