Volkswagen Rabbit winner of Motoring 2007's "Family car (Under $30,000)"



    AJAX, ON, June 8 /CNW/ - Volkswagen Canada is delighted to announce that
the prestigious Canadian television show Motoring 2007 has awarded the
Volkswagen Rabbit the title of the best "Family car (Under $30,000)".
    "We are thrilled and honoured by the success that the new Rabbit has
encountered from the Canadian consumers and media alike," said John White,
Executive Vice-President of Volkswagen Canada. Since its June 2006 launch, the
vehicle has been lauded by the media. This latest award joins the host of
other awards that the 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit has garnered from various
Canadian groups, publications, and media outlets.
    Available in either three or five-door body styles, the Volkswagen Rabbit
is powered a by a 2.5 litre 5 cylinder that develops 150 hp and 170 lb/ft of
torque and can be mated with a standard five-speed manual or an optional
six-speed automatic with Tiptronic(TM). With pricing starting at $19,990 for
the three-door model, the new Rabbit leads the pack, representing exceptional
value, comfort, safety, and driving dynamics.
    Produced by Bradford Productions ltd, Motoring 2007 has been part of the
Canadian television landscape for 20 years now, and is both hosted and
produced by Brad Diamond.

    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 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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