VW just recently announced the new GLI version of the Jetta.
The front looks exactly the same as the Golf GTI. So do the great looking 17 inch wheels.
And the engine is, again, similar. The new 2.0Liter with 200 hp.
It has the sport seats pictured here and a 6 speed manual or automatic.
That should really be decent competition to the lower end BMW 3 series. In an even roomier package.
For a lot less money.
Basically, that's what VW has been trying to do for decades with the Jetta...