Volkswagen's Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel Named Canada's Most Fuel- Efficient Station Wagon



    MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel
was recognized today by Canada's federal Department of Natural Resources as
the "Most Fuel- Efficient Station Wagon" as part of its ecoENERGY initiative
to promote fuel-efficiency. The announcement occurred earlier this morning at
the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show with the release of Natural
Resources Canada's Fuel Consumption Guide for 2009.
    "This recognition by Natural Resource Canada is both tremendous and very
timely. Volkswagen is launching its TDI Clean Diesel alternative fuel
technology across Canada to give consumers a choice when purchasing or leasing
a new vehicle. With today's launch at the 2009 Montreal International Auto
Show of our third TDI Clean Diesel offering, the 2009 Touareg, Volkswagen is
delivering on its message of sustainable and environmentally responsible
driving" according to John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada
Inc.
    It was also noted that this announcement comes on the heels of the Jetta
TDI Clean Diesel being named the "Green Car of the Year" during the L.A. Auto
Show last November, and the honour of being recognized as the "Earth, Wind,
and Power Most Environmentally-Friendly Car" at the International Car of the
Year awards in Detroit earlier this week.
    The 2009 Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel, and the sedan version, the Jetta
TDI Clean Diesel, went on sale in Canada last September. They feature an
all-new turbocharged 2-litre inline four cylinder 16-valve 140 HP common rail
engine, producing a maximum torque of 236 lb-ft at a low 1750 rpm. Mated with
a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesels register a
highway fuel consumption rating of 4.8 L/100 km (59 miles per gallon),
allowing for more than 1,100 km of driving between fill-ups on only 55 litres
of fuel.
    The new emissions control technology allows the new TDI Clean Diesel
ultra low emissions engine with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and nitrous
oxide catalyst to considerably decrease NOx emissions in order to meet the
Federal Government's new stringent anti-pollution standards, and also in all
50 U.S. states. The 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel and Jetta Wagon TDI Clean
Diesel can also use B5 bio-diesel fuel to lower CO2 emissions a further 5%,
making Volkswagen the first automobile manufacturer to certify B5 bio-diesel
that allows consumers to reduce their carbon footprint even further.
    The public can see Canada's Most Fuel-Efficient Station Wagon beginning
Friday January 16 at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show held at the
Palais des Congrès. The Volkswagen 2009 Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel will be
on display on Level 1 at the Show at the Natural Resources Canada ecoENERGY
booth for the duration of the Show until January 25.

    
    About Volkswagen Canada:
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    Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario, and
is 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.
    Volkswagen offers the City Golf, City Jetta, Rabbit, GTI, New Beetle, New
Beetle Convertible, Jetta Sedan, Jetta TDI Clean Diesel, GLI, Jetta Wagon,
Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel, Eos, Passat Sedan, Passat CC, Passat Wagon,
Tiguan, Routan, Touareg and Touareg TDI Clean Diesel through 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.ca

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