This is the Model Guide for the model year 1992.

Please see the Color Guide for more information on colors.

For additional mechanical info, please see the Engines and Transmissions section for specific dates of installation, models, and codes used.

See the Brochure Rack for brochures for these, and many other VWs, in this model year and others. Additional technical details and photographs are available.


Mexican engine and transmission production ended July 1991 (the end of the 1991 model year, which included the Mexican built Golf GL, GTI, GTI 16v, and some Jetta GLs and Jetta Carats), which signaled the end of those engine and transmission lines for Mexican production. Soon, production of the all-new A3 Golf and Jetta would start here. German production of the 8 valve counterflow engine continued until October of 1991 (when German consumption of the A3 started, which had an all-new crossflow 8 valve design). The ECOdiesel and GLI 16v engines and transmissions were made until July 1992 (the end of the 1992 model year), mainly because those engines ere also used in other VW models. Unfortunately, Volkswagen was headed into dark times, and the A3 Golf and Jetta would be delayed to our shores, not arriving in significant numbers until 1994.

Golf GL/GTI:

Price: $9,640 for GL 2 door, $9,950 for GL 4 door, and $11,110 for GTI
No changes from last year.
Options (Golf GL):
52HP 1.6L diesel engine (Canada only)
sunroof ($425)
Air Conditioning ($840)
power steering ($285)
6 passive speaker AM/FM cassette stereo ($340)
Automatic transmission (not on diesel, $545)
metallic paint ($170)
California emissions ($100)

Options (GTI):
sunroof* ($425)
air conditioning* ($840)
6 passive speaker AM/FM cassette stereo* ($340)
6 amplified speaker AM/FM cassette stereo
California emissions ($100)
metallic paint ($170)
Automatic Transmission ($545)
*-option required with automatic transmission

GTI 16v:

Price: $13,910
No changes since last year. Options:
sunroof ($425)
air conditioning ($840)
California emissions ($100)
metallic paint ($170)

Jetta (Canada only)/Jetta GL:

Price: $11,370 for GL, and $11,670 for ECOdiesel
Changes from last year:
2 door no longer available in USA.
Options (Canada):
52 horsepower diesel engine (base only)
68 horsepower turbo diesel engine
automatic transmission
power antenna
AKTIV 6 speaker audio
cruise control
heated seats
ski sack
Air Conditioning
metallic paint
power windows
central locking
power/heated mirrors
6x14 alloy wheels

Options (USA):
sunroof ($425)
cruise control ($235)
air conditioning ($840)
automatic transmission ($545)
California emissions ($100)
Metallic paint ($170)
AM/FM stereo cassette radio with 6 passive speakers ($340)
ECOdiesel ($300)

Jetta Pacific (Canada only):

sports steering wheel
power locks
wheel trim rings
special badging
1.6l 62hp turbodiesel engine optional

Jetta Carat:

Price: $12,390
No changes from last year. Options:
sunroof ($425)
Air Conditioning ($840)
power windows and mirrors
automatic transmission ($545)
6x14 7 spoke alloy wheels
metallic paint ($170)
California emissions (requires 100hp engine) ($100)

Jetta GLI 16v (GTX 16v in Canada):

No major changes from last year.
sunroof (GLI 16v only)
ABS brakes
cruise control
A/C (GTX 16v only)
metallic paint
power windows and mirrors