Volkswagen Revealing 2025 Jetta / GLI on June 25

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Despite an exodous by other makes, Volkswagen is sticking with the compact sedan segment – at least for the foreseeable future. Iterations of the 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI will be unveiled early next week.

Actually, they will be unveiled at 9:00 am Eastern on Tuesday, June 25, to be precise. There isn’t a ton to go on via the barest of teaser shots released by the company to date, though the skiff of red lipstick on that image at the top of this post surely points to it being the GLI model. A cheeky motto of “Let’s Go!” is shown stamped into the car’s front bumper, next to look for all the world like a highway icon one finds on a smartphone. Perhaps someone with more insight (or better eyesight, for that matter) can chime in below. 

Expect fresh styling and some interior changes – plus a raft of infotainment alterations – for this car in the 2025 model year. VW is boasting its lineup is the freshest in ages, with everything from the hulking Atlas to the volume Taos getting attention in recent or upcoming months. Meanwhile, the next Tiguan is being described as a ‘third-gen’ machine. It’s all about product, after all.

At present, the Jetta starts at $21,435 in America while the GLI commands at least $28,085. The latter is currently available with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, entertaining sums when funneled to the earth via a six-speed automatic transmission. The seven-speed automatic DSG is also available in today’s car. Rumors are swirling the stick will be dropped from the GLI, though we’ll reserve any carping until the official announcement happens next week since some talking heads are adamant the manual transmission isn’t going anywhere. Place yer bets in the comments.

The revamped Jetta lineup is expected to reach dealers in America by the end of third quarter this calendar year.

[Image: Volkswagen]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Matzel Matzel on Jun 24, 2024

    Autobahn for all.

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  • Pianoboy57 Pianoboy57 on Jun 24, 2024

    I've see a lot of writing about how problematic VWs are on TTAC. I've had two, one had some issues and the other was problem free until a head on took it out of service. Neither had sunroofs. Is there actually a small subset of owners who have good ownership experiences? Do these people really exist?

  • Jpolicke Jaguar started making cars that were dead ringers for Kia Optimas, but less reliable. They now look like everything and nothing; certainly nothing to aspire to.
  • ToolGuy I would answer, but the question might change again, and then where would we be? Also, bran... wheat bran? Bran Castle? The coliva served at Bran Castle is made with wheat, I checked. (Some places use rice, because collectivism does not work.)
  • ToolGuy Learn to drive, people.
  • Corey Lewis I saw a TVR Griffith 500 (mfd 1990-2002) back in June 2014 at the Ault Park Concours, in a side parking lot. It had plates on it, but was MUCH too new to be in the US, especially so as the 500 was a later model 1993+. Luckily I took pics as proof!
  • Bd2 This is when BMW started to go downhill design-wise...