In September of 2010 VW revealed that the newest US market VW Jetta would be built on a completely new platform, unlike all previous generation Jettas that shared the Golf platform. This new generation Jetta would be, at first, US market only and be the first VW to be manufactured in the USA, in Chattanooga Tennessee.
VW’s goal was to build a high-volume seller and the starting price was under $16k. This was obtained by reintroducing the 2.0L naturally aspirated gasoline engine (lovingly referred to as the 2.Slow). The TDI powered model started at a more moderate $23k.
Read our MkVI Jetta TDI First Drive