Volkswagen presents its cleanest diesel ever during L.A. Autoshow



    All-new Jetta TDI Clean Diesel will be available summer 2008

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Volkswagen of America, Inc. introduced its
cleanest diesel ever, a 2.0L four cylinder TDI engine that will be available
in Jetta sedan and SportWagen body styles in the summer of 2008. The 2009
Jetta TDI, equipped with the clean diesel engine option, will be available in
all fifty states. This innovative new engine meets the most stringent Tier
II/Bin 5 standards, without the use of urea injection. Instead, a nitrous
oxide storage catalyst reduces NO(*) emissions by up to 90 percent. The engine
management system changes operating modes to periodically treat the NO(*) stored
in the catalyst. A particulate filter further reduces emissions, allowing this
new clean diesel to be held to the same standards as gasoline models.
    In the Jetta application, this sixteen valve engine will produce 140
horsepower and 235 foot pounds of torque. Featuring a common rail fuel supply
and high pressure injectors, smoothness and drivability have been greatly
improved over previous Volkswagen diesel engines.
    Volkswagen engineers report that customers can expect "real world" fuel
economy to be increased by over 30 percent, in comparison to an identical
gasoline model. The new clean diesel Jetta TDI offers legendary longevity and
reliability, as well as inherent "fun to drive" Volkswagen vehicle dynamics.
This clean diesel technology will be available in 2009 Jetta models in the
third quarter of 2008. Pricing for this new model has not yet been
established.

    Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada, Inc. is headquartered in Ajax,
Ontario. It is 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,
Rabbit, GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Passat, Eos, and Touareg 2 through more than
130 independent Canadian dealers.




For further information:

For further information: Patrick Saint-Pierre, (905) 428-5858,
Patrick.Saint-Pierre@vw.com

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