The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers basic transportation at a bargain and an excellent engine, but techies will want to hold off for the improved 2015 model.
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
At this trim level, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE offers basic transportation at a bargain, but the available TDI is a much better deal.
Volkswagen's new hybrid system in the 2013 Jetta is a winner, delivering good driving characteristics and excellent fuel economy, but the cabin tech lacks features for a car in this price range.
With diesel fuel economy and its wagon format, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI offers great utility, and adds a premium-car feel, but cabin electronics only cover the basics.
Cabin tech in the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI may not be cutting-edge, but the Fender audio system sounds excellent. The boring sedan body belies the superior handling and quick-shifting gearbox.
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL makes for decent, if unexciting, transportation and includes a good suite of cabin electronics.
The automaker could face even more fines if its diesel vehicles can't meet both US fuel and emissions standards.
Despite problems worldwide, German morale remains high, and Audi continues to hire and issue bonuses, as well.
The five-part plan places the customer atop the group's priority list, followed by uncovering those responsible for its diesel emissions scandal and decentralizing the company's management structure.
Japanese automaker reclaims the title of world's biggest automaker, while the beleaguered German carmaker reportedly mulls attempts to salvage owner loyalty through incentives.