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VW Launches New Jetta GLI 10
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Jetta GLI, Automotive News, Bluetooth, DSG, ESP, GLI, iPod, navigation, Volkswagen, Volkswagen GTI, VW on 02 10th, 2011

Volkswagen has released the new 2012 Jetta GLI. The car features typical German refinement and performance – and also strikes a balance between the two. The trapezoidal headlights and the front grille add to the looks, cooling air intake and tray-shaped front spoiler tucked beneath the front bumper round off the macho look.

Coming to the rear, the smoked taillights in two sections grab the attention along with dual exhaust tips. The tyres are available with 17” or 18” alloys.

The interior has sport bucket seats with red stitching, a sport flat-bottom steering wheel with red stitching, the GLI logo and aluminum accents. Available in cloth or V-Tex Leatherette the car also features sleek alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim.

Luxury features include 6.5″ touch screen premium VIII radio with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, one-touch up/down power on all four windows, standard multifunction display (for vehicle status, trip, radio and navigation information when equipped). While dual zone climate control, RNS-315 navigation system and keyless entry with pushbutton start are available as options.

The sedan gets the award winning 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, producing 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque @ 1700 rpm. The new model is comparatively lighter to the old model.

The new Jetta GLI should return 31 mpg highway with the manual and 32 mpg highway with the DSG automatic.

Also provided are Track tuned four-way Independent Performance Suspension, DSG automatic gearbox with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and four wheel disc brakes with floating red calipers.

XDS cross differential system that debuted on the Volkswagen GTI, that helps prevent inside wheel spin during cornering have also found its way into the Jetta GLI.

ESP, tyre pressure monitoring, VW’s Intelligent Crash Response System, driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags in front and side curtain protection airbags in front and rear.

The car is sold in three models, entry level Jetta GLI at $23,495, GLI Autobahn at $25,545 and the top of the range Jetta GLI Autobahn at $26,445.

Renault Megane Coupe Monaco GP & Sport Shown 4
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, ESP, Megane Coupe, Megane Coupe Monaco GP, Monaco GP, renault on 02 4th, 2011

Renault has unveiled the Megane Coupe Monaco GP, and the car will be launched this March. To be available in 14 countries, the new Megane Coupe has slimmed headlights and large air intakes up front. The car gets limited edition pearlescent white paint and Etoile black on side mirrors, rear diffuser and fog-lamp surrounds. The headlight masks are featured black and there’s also a “Monaco GP” badge on the sides and 17 inch Celsium gloss black alloys

The instrument console, strip and door handles in the cabin also has pearlescent white finish. Then there is “Monaco GP” stitching on seats, numbered plate and exclusive protective mats.

Adding to the safety aspects are the ESP, dual-chamber airbags and Bi-xenon directional headlights. There’s also rear parking assist and power-folding side mirrors

There are 5 engine options available: – dCi 110 EDC, dCi 130, dCi 160, Tce 130 and Tce 180.  Renault brings the Mégane Renault Sport Monaco GP with 2.0 L 16 valve turbo engine making 250 hp, 18-inch Keza gloss black rims, leather upholstery with an electrically-controlled heated driver’s seat with Monaco GP stitching, gray overstitching on the steering wheel and gear-knob.

You can opt for a Bose sound system, Cup Chassis with limited slip differential and 19-inch diamond-effect STEEV rims on this model.

Pricing details are yet to be revealed, but we get to know that the car will be on sale, starting this March.