Volkswagen's successful Jetta compact series will soon enter its third decade in the States and to celebrate the event, the Germans are going to release a new special version of the car aptly named "GLI Edition 30" that will go on sale early next year.
Available in two trims, with or without a navigation system, with pricing for both to be announced closer to launch, the GLI Edition 30 builds on the existing 207bhp (210PS) 2.0-liter TSI Jetta GLI offering buyers the choice of a six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Edition 30 model adds a few more extras and bespoke cues beginning with 18-inch “Laguna” aluminum-alloy wheels, red trim on the front grille, a boot-mounted spoiler, and special badging on the outside. The Navigation model also adds red trim inside the Bi-Xenon headlights.
For the interior, VW chose to fit the Edition 30 with contrasting color V-Tex leatherette seats with red accents; red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, shifter, brake lever, and armrests; carbon-look trim inlays; Edition 30 kickplates plus floor mats with – you guessed it, red stitching.