In Europe, diesel cars are best sellers, yet only a few models have made it across the Atlantic. Volkswagen's new Jetta TDI is one of the few diesel sedans available in the US, and is the most affordable as well.
The Jetta is one of Volkswagen's best-selling models, and easily outsells its platform-mate, the utilitarian Rabbit (Golf). For 2008, VW increased power output from the Jetta's 2.5L engine to be more competitive with other compact sedans. The Jetta continues its role as the most affordable German-engineered sedan available.
The popular Jetta is now more stylish and luxurious. Loyal buyers may appreciate the upscale Jetta for its added features, but may not be so enthusiastic about the higher price.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today unveiled its cleanest diesel ever for the U.S., the Jetta TDI. Additionally, the company announced that this new clean diesel will be available to the U.S. market in the spring of 2008. This Jetta TDI will meet emissions standards applicable in all 50 states, including the most stringent "TIER 2/BIN 5" or "LEV II/LEV" requirement limiting nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 0.05 g/mile. This clean diesel Jetta meets the lowest emissions...