Volkswagen's Touareg TDI Clean Diesel Reduces Fuel Costs at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show



    WOLFSBURG, Germany and MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Volkswagen is presenting
an innovative lineup of extremely economical and low emissions drive
technologies at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). Featured
here from January 16 to 25 are the German carmaker's TDI Clean Diesel engines.
Many experts consider these diesel engines to be the most advanced of our
times. The reasons could not be clearer: high fuel efficiency and extremely
low emissions combined with maximum performance. It is precisely this formula
that has already won over millions of car drivers in Europe, and in Canada for
over 30 years, by offering an affordable Diesel alternative for personal
transport.
    It is in this context that Volkswagen is presenting, for the first time
in Canada, the new 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel in Montreal with its powerful
221 HP (165 kW) motor. This high-tech engine is taking the stage with a fuel
economy of just 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway making it the
most fuel-efficient Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) available in Canada. The 2009
Touareg TDI Clean Diesel is defining a completely new generation of extremely
economical and low emissions SUVs. Since the 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel is
equipped with the most advanced catalytic converter system in the world, it
impressively fulfills the Tier II BIN5 emissions standards for Canada and in
the U.S.
    In parallel, Volkswagen's 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel will satisfy the
highest expectations in dynamic response and comfort: the turbocharged 3.0
litre V6 TDI Clean Diesel motor is just about as quiet as a gasoline engine,
but it is far more powerful. Starting at a low 1,750 rpm - i.e. from the
'cellar' of engine speed - it already develops its maximum torque of 407
lb-ft.
    The Canadian launch in Montreal of the 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
builds upon Volkswagen's alternative fuel strategy already well started with
the launch of the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel and the 2009 Jetta Wagon TDI
Clean Diesel models on sale in Canada since last September. These models are
also taking the stage at the MIAS 2009 with their 140 HP (103 kW) strong
four-cylinder turbo Diesel engine that are so fuel efficient (4.8 l / 100 km
highway, 6.8 l / 100 km city with 6-speed manual transmission) and clean that
they were named as the Green Car of the Year at 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show
last November by the Green Car Journal. That is because from the very first
day they are driven, vehicles like the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel and the
2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel make a contribution toward drastically reducing
emissions and contributing to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.
Compared to gasoline engines of similar power, the fuel efficiency of the 2009
Touareg TDI Clean Diesel is improved by at least 20 percent, and this
efficiency with the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel and the Jetta Wagon TDI Clean
Diesel is up to 31 percent better! That helps the environment right now, and
all across Canada.

    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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