VW Jetta TDI delayed until summer of ’08

VW Jetta TDI delayed until summer of '08

If you were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, you may have to wait a little longer. In a memo sent to dealers this week, executive vice president Adrian Hallmark told dealerships that the Jetta TDI sedan and wagon would not be introduced in April.

The 50-state diesel by Volkswagen has been delayed from spring to late summer of 2008. Reason for the delay? Hallmark said that the delay is due to “a technical issue that was found during the later stages of durability testing.”

The Volkswagen Jetta Clean Diesel TDI will be powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 140 horsepower with 235 lb-ft of torque. Volkswagen is saying that the new engine”s fuel economy and NVH will be significantly improved over the former 1.9-liter diesel engine.


Source: Brandweek (via AutoBlog)

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