Volkswagen invited us to the picturesque, historical and very horsey green hills of northern Virginia for a preview of the “new” 2015 Volkswagen Jetta. That’s a bit of a stretch. Let’s call it a refresh, although there are some significant upgrades under the sixth-generation Jetta’s conservative clothes, keeping it relevant in the face of entirely redesigned compact cars like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Forte and Mazda3.
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And such is the story of this Mexican-built Jetta, which is the automaker’s number one seller in both Canada and the US. It has seen constant improvements since bowing as a 2011 model, and taking heat for a cheap plastic dash, rear drum brakes and torsion-beam rear suspension. Now all Jettas have four-wheel discs, independent rear suspension and, with the exception of the base Trendline trim, a nice dash rendered in soft-touch plastics.
See the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta listings on autoTRADER.ca