Volkswagen NMS to Bring TDI Stateside
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At the New York Auto Show however, VW's North American CEO, Stefan Jacoby, revealed that the car is going to feature a TDI engine in both the United States and Canada. The launch date remains 2011 but details on the engine remain scarce. However, various voices are suggesting that it will be the same engine currently available on the Jetta range - the 2.0-liter diesel that generates 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.
Earlier reports on the subject indicated that Volkswagen's new mid-size sedan will be cheaper than Passat, with the price tag to go around $20,000. The car will replace Passat, which will continue to be sold in Europe. In the United States, Volkswagen' Passat is priced at $27,665 for the sedan and at $29,095 for the wagon version.
"The United States is one of the most important markets of the future for the Volkswagen Group. Our goal is to participate in the anticipated recovery on the US auto market and to achieve significant growth," Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for 'Group Production', explained.
Volkswagen will continue however to build the CC sedan, marketed in Europe as Passat CC, in the United States, with the 2010 edition priced at $28,300.
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On 24 April 2010 at 10:57 UTC, G said:
It is about time. Good looking sedan with a TDI engine and hopefully all teh extras such as Navi, stereo and email voice reading with response similar to other manufactures. Looking forward to a car maker taking bold steps in changing the Northa American market to be better for teh environment and our wallets.
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