Volkswagen unveils 2008 Jetta Wagon and Touareg 2 as North American premiere at the 2007 Vancouver Auto Show

    AJAX, ON, March 30 /CNW/ - Volkswagen has chosen the 2007 Vancouver Auto
Show to debut the all-new 2008 Jetta Wagon, as well as the retouched 2008
Touareg as North-American premieres.
    The 2008 Jetta Wagon is based on the current, fifth-generation Jetta, and
features a 2.5-litre 5 cylinder engine. In this application, the engine has
been revised to develop 170 HP and 177 ft-lbs of torque. It can be mated to
either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic(R).
The expansive trunk can accommodate 66.9 cubic feet of cargo, with the 60/40
splitting rear seats folded. The 2008 Jetta Wagon will arrive in Canada in
September, with pricing starting at $24,975.
    The 2008 Touareg 2 continues the legacy of the original, and with over
2,300 new parts, it now features a new face that incorporates the corporate
"shield" grille. New headlights, taillights and updated interior have also
been adopted in this latest Touareg. The standard engine is a 280 HP 3.6 litre
6 cylinder, and the 350 HP 4.2 litre V8 engine is optional. Both powerplants
feature FSI direct-injection and are mated exclusively to a 6-speed automatic
transmission with Tiptronic(R) and 4XMotion(TM) all-wheel drive. The 2008
Touareg 2 will be available for sale in Canada this June at a new entry price
of $49,975 for the V6.
    Moreover, the triple-white New Beetle Convertible was also shown as a
Canadian premiere. Powered by a 2.5 litre 5 cylinder engine that produces 150
HP and 170 ft-lbs of torque, it offers a standard 6-speed automatic
transmission. This very special and latest edition of the New Beetle
Convertible also features an exclusive colour combination: Campanella white
exterior with special white leatherette seating and a matching convertible top
cover. The list of standard features continues with items such as exclusive
17" alloy wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, as well as leather-wrapped steering
wheel and shift knob. Arriving on the market in April, the Triple-White New
Beetle Convertible will have a limited production of 100 units for Canada and
will be offered for $31,975.

    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.

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