Introducing the 2009 Volkswagen Routan: Canadian market launch announced



    AJAX, ON, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Volkswagen Canada has announced the pricing
for the new 2009 model year Routan, an all-new seven-passenger vehicle for the
Canadian market. Starting at $27,975, the 2009 Routan becomes the most
affordable 7-seat import nameplate van in Canada.
    The 2009 Volkswagen Routan comes with a 4.0 litre single overhead cam V6
engine with 251 HP and 259 lb-ft of torque, the most standard torque in its
class. It features a unique European-tuned suspension and steering matched for
handling and improved driving dynamics in the tradition of Volkswagen's German
engineering heritage. Mated with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission,
the new 2009 Routan's fuel economy is rated by Transport Canada at 7.9 litres
per 100 kilometres on the highway and 12.2 l/100 km in the city.
    Instantly recognizable as a member of the Volkswagen family, with its
stylized front grille and exterior treatments, the all-new 2009 Routan
features an interior that creates an environment that is visually pleasing,
modern, and meticulously detailed. The Routan offers full seating for 7 people
in 3 rows with 930 litres of cargo space behind the third row. Its versatility
for carrying more cargo increases to a cavernous 2,400 litres when the third
row is stowed into the floor. The seatbacks in the second row can be folded
flat if even more space is required for longer items, with storage
compartments and cup holders available throughout the vehicle.
    Standard features in the all-new 2009 Routan include 3-zone climate
control, CD player with 6 speakers, dual sliding side doors, front and side
curtain airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Electronic
Stabilization Programme (ESP). Safety remains a priority for Routan
passengers, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
awarding the 2009 Volkswagen Routan with a best-in-class safety rating, with
maximum five star ratings for frontal collisions and for front and rear
passengers in side impacts. Its uni-body construction and low centre of
gravity allow the 2009 Routan to earn a best-in-class 4-star rating for
resistance to rollover.
    Starting at $27,975, the all-new 2009 Volkswagen Routan will go on sale
at Volkswagen Dealers across Canada at the end of September.

    
    About Volkswagen Canada:
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    Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario, and
is a 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 Europe's largest automaker.
    Volkswagen sells the City Golf, City Jetta, Eos, Rabbit, New Beetle, New
Beetle Convertible, GTI, Jetta Sedan, Jetta Wagon, GLI, Passat, Passat Wagon,
Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan through over 130 independent Canadian Dealers.
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.vw.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Peter Viney, (905) 428-5858,
Peter.Viney@vw.com

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