Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 29, 2009 10:00 ET

Volkswagen's Touareg TDI Clean Diesel SUV to Arrive in Canadian Dealer Showrooms in June

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Volkswagen Canada announced today that its all-new Touareg TDI Clean Diesel will be available in dealer showrooms across Canada this June. Priced at $48,975, the Touareg TDI Clean Diesel is the most affordable Clean Diesel SUV in the Canadian market.

"The Touareg TDI Clean Diesel continues our BlueMotionTechnologies strategy to expand our fuel-economical and lower emissions alternative powertrain offerings in Canada," said John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., during a press conference with Canadian automotive media in Muskoka, Ontario, today. "Combined with the Jetta TDI Clean Diesel and the upcoming Golf VI TDI Clean Diesel, the Touareg TDI Clean Diesel helps Volkswagen regain the Diesel leadership that it has held for over 30 years in Canada."

The new Touareg TDI Clean Diesel offer Canadian consumers fuel efficiency while combining power, utility, performance, safety, and excellent value. With a 3.0 litre V6 225 HP common-rail Clean Diesel engine producing 406 lb-ft of torque at a low 1,750 RPM, it showcases the best of both worlds without compromise: an alternative fuel SUV with lower fuel consumption combined with on-road utility and offroading capability with its 4XMotion permanent all-wheel drive system, all in a German-engineered package. The Touareg TDI Clean Diesel meets the world's most stringent emissions standards as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle using its Selective Catalytic Reduction technology.

Transport Canada estimates that Volkswagen's 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel achieves 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway and 11.9 litres / 100 km in the city, allowing the vehicle to go 1,200 kilometres on one tank of fuel on the highway.

The new 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel will be available in early June at Volkswagen Dealers across Canada.

About Volkswagen Canada:

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 sells 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 nearly 130 independent Canadian Dealers.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.vw.ca, and explore its BlueMotionTechnologies at www.tdicurious.ca

To view the TDI Clean Diesel logo, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/TDI0429.pdf

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