Volkswagen is very in touch with the enthusiast community. Every year it releases a group of concept vehicles that cater to this crowd. This year, VW has decided to reveal its concepts individually, starting with the Blue Lagoon Jetta GLI Concept. Based on a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI sedan, this retro-themed concept pays homage to the Mk4 Blue Lagoon GLI, a rare color option for the fourth-generation Jetta GLI.
In 2002, VW released the GTI 337, a special edition vehicle limited to 1,500 units. The car featured 18-inch BBS RC wheels, Recaro seats, and a Votex body kit, all of which inspired the next-generation GLI. The Mk4 GLI debuted in 2004 wearing a unique Blue Lagoon paint color, which was quickly replaced by a darker shade called Jazz Blue.
“The Jetta GLI has been an enthusiast favorite throughout its 37-year history,” said Sean Maynard, Enthusiast and Motorsport Marketing Specialist. “Paying tribute to the Mk4 with this build concept celebrates the passion that goes into these vehicles.”