VW Introduces Three 2010 Special Edition Models to the US

The North American division of Volkswagen announced yesterday that three special edition models are available at nationwide dealerships, namely the 2010 Passat CC R-Line, the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition and the New Beetle Red Rock Edition. All these models add some exclusive styling elements on the standard versions.

The 2010 Passat CC R-Line comes with sporty features such as a body kit with side skirts and a new front bumper, including an integrated chin spoiler, special 18-inch "Mallory" wheels, R-Line badges on the front fenders and smoked taillamps, as well as brushed aluminum door sills. Starting at $29,590, the CC R-Line is powered by a 2.0T engine, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed DSG-equipped with paddle shifters.

Drawing similarities from the TDI Cup cars, the Jetta Street Edition has an aerodynamic front bumper, side skirts, and rear valance. Furthermore, the special edition models is fitted with 18-inch "Charleston" wheels, larger GLI brakes with red painted calipers, and the European-tuned sport suspension from the GLI.

Starting at $24,990, the car is equipped with a 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel engine that outputs 140 hp and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual, or a six-speed DSG transmission. Inside, the Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition boasts sport seats with Interlagos cloth, a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, and brushed aluminum door sills.

The last model in the new special edition line is the 2010 New Beetle Red Rock Edition, available for purchasing from $20,390. The model will be built in a limited run of 750 units, each of them finished in a two-tone paint scheme comprised of Red Rock metallic paint and a painted black roof. The custom look is complete with an all-black interior, 17-inch wheels and a full sport suspension.
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