We have the first official pictures of the VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI for you.
The VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI is shown at SEMA currently and will be the first spearhead of their new diesel offensive, topped by diesel racecar for the Racing Cup series in mid 2008.
The new 170hp 2.0-litre TDI will be the powerplant that kicks off VW’s diesel offensive. It’s fitted with urea treatment of the exhaust gas to reduce nasties like nitrogen oxides, to ensure the TDI meets strict Californian emissions targets. The engine will be available in the Jetta first, but should roll out to the Passat later.
It’ll be fascinating to see if diesel does take off Stateside. VW is certainly throwing everything at it, with this Jetta TDI Cup racer pitched at grass roots motorsport enthusiasts. The plan is to create an exciting diesel race series, which will create a buzz around diesel.
Source: Car Magazine