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Vancouver 2011: All-new VW Jetta GLI to make Canadian debut

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As the final stop on the Canadian auto show tour, the 2011 Vancouver International Auto Show will take place from March 29 to April 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Visitors will be able to admire the latest models and innovations from the world's top automakers.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI (Photo: Volkswagen)

This year, one of the showstoppers will be the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which is making its debut on Canadian soil.

Available in May, the car is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also features a fully-independent sport suspension, an electronically-controlled XDS cross differential system, four-wheel disc brakes and a more upscale interior.

Special attractions and contests are on the menu as well. Fans can enter to win the Ultimate Barrett-Jackson Experience in Las Vegas (valued at over $3,500) or a VIP trip to the renowned Bridgestone Racing Academy at Mosport International Raceway in Ontario.

Here's a short list of vehicles you don't want to miss:
  • 2012 Lexus LFA
  • 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • 2012 Range Rover Evoque
  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
  • 2012 Chevrolet Orlando
  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2012 Buick Verano
  • 2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible
  • 2012 BMW X1
  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2012 Hyundai Accent
  • 2012 Scion iQ
  • 2011 BMW M1
  • 2011 Kia Optima
For additional information about the show, check out the official website.