June 25: VW to reveal 2025 Jetta GLI–and something with a manual

By Colin Wood
Jun 24, 2024 | Volkswagen, VW, manual transmission, Jetta GLI

Photography Courtesy Volkswagen

First, a short press release in our inbox letting us know that VW is pulling the cover off of the 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI on June 25:

Reston, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. will reveal the 2025 Jetta and Jetta GLI at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 25th, with the revamped Jetta lineup expected to reach U.S. dealers by the end of Q3 2024.

Then, a cheeky post on social media that says, “A shift is coming 6/25.”

Two separate announcements from the same car company set for the same day? Seems like too much of a coincidence to us–they have to be related.

If we were the betting type, we’d say that VW has all but confirmed the 2025 GLI (and maybe even the non-GLI Jetta) will be available with a manual transmission.

At any rate, something from VW with a manual gearbox is getting unveiled tomorrow, June 25, and that's definitely something to get excited about in a day and age when the manual is slowly disappearing.

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kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/24/24 11:14 a.m.

Could it be something like an Elantra N competitor?

aw614 HalfDork
6/24/24 11:20 a.m.

Call me confused, didn't the GTI get the manual discontinued? But the GLI is going to solider on with it still?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/24/24 12:20 p.m.

In reply to aw614 :

Yes, it is a bit confusing since VW did discontinue the manual in the GTI.

Again, this is just speculation at this point, as VW hasn't officially confirmed anything just yet.

There is a chance that the Jetta unveiling and what was posted to social are two unrelated items, but it seemed like way to much of a coincidence for both items to not be related.

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