I have talked to many VW dealers who have actual waiting lists of interested parties, patiently waiting for first dibs on the brand new 2015 and 2016 VW TDi cars and Touaregs sitting on dealer lots.
Volkswagen hasn't returned my calls to confirm the future of those brand new VW TDi cars sitting at the factory or on dealer lots, but Automotive News reported on October 10th that VW will not be able to sell new TDi cars until 2018. Apparently this detail was in the recently approved court agreement with Volkswagen that indicated they would sit the diesel models out for the 2017 year and resume sales of new diesel cars no earlier than 2018. Further, the great bargins for which many were hopeful to take advantage of will most likely be sold off dealer lots and back to the manufacturer. That in a nutshell is, yet again our government gone wild.
For those of us who enjoy the value of of our leasing dollar (as I do) with a VW TDi, this is the end of the road, for awhile. However, if you prefer to buy your cars, their are still a few good pre-owned, new-ish TDi models out there to enjoy. I don't see any bargains though. I expect that finding a good, recent model VW TDi will become increasingly difficult as time churns on and as many current owners are accepting the company's buy back offer. This supply and demand issue may very well drive resale prices back up again. As for my wife and I, we think we may very well keep our 2014 Jetta TDi until the lease ends and we are now considering buying it at lease end, this coming summer of 2017....if there really are no new VW TDi's to start over with.