Volkswagen Canada Launches New 2013 CC

Bulli Concept and 2013 Jetta Hybrid on Display

AJAX, ON, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Volkswagen Canada presented a trio of new vehicles today at the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto.

It began with the unveiling of the new CC four-door coupé. The vehicle will go on sale this spring and features exciting new styling both front and rear. In profile, the look is sleek and elegant, with its sloping roofline giving the car a taught, muscular appearance.

At the front, a redesigned grill is flanked by standard Bi-xenon headlights, with LED daytime running lights.  LED illumination is also featured in the rear tailamps.  Inside, the look is timeless with elegant touches of luxury throughout.  The sculpted power driver's seat provides perfect ergonomics and along with the newly redesigned rear bench creates a true five passenger environment.

Powertrain options will include Volkswagen's award-winning 2.0L TFSI engine or the available 3.6L V6 engine, which features 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.

The 2013 Jetta Hybrid was also shown to Canadians for the very first time.  Set to arrive later this year, the addition of a hybrid powertrain brings to five the number of engine choices available in the popular sedan.

A 1.4L TFSI gasoline engine is coupled with a unique electric motor, capable of driving the car in pure electric mode, or enhancing the gasoline engine for excellent acceleration.

Either way, the new Jetta Hybrid promises spirited performance and superb fuel economy in a package that is comfortable and spacious.  Various aerodynamic and weight-saving technologies have been implemented to take full advantage of the potential of this powertrain.

Also on display in Toronto is the "Bulli" concept.  With styling reminiscent of the original Volkswagen van, and design cues first seen on the Microbus concept from 2001, the Bulli combines a compact exterior with a spacious interior to create the perfect people-mover for both urban and commuter lifestyles.

With room for six, the Bulli is able to tackle most any journey, and do so with minimal impact on the environment.  It is powered by a lithium-ion battery which supplies energy to the electric motor.  The result is a range of up to 300 km and a top speed of 140 km/h.  The design of the vehicle is such that alternate drivetrains could also find their way under the hood in future applications.

Unmistakably Volkswagen, and ready for the drivers of the future, the Bulli represents Volkswagen's vision of the ultimate people mover in a modern age.

The Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto runs until February 26th.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario and is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Canada.  It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 135 independent Canadian Dealers.  It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca

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SOURCE Volkswagen Canada Inc.

For further information:

Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
Phone: 905-428-5858
Email: Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca

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