The new Sportwagen will offer all the safety equipment found in the Jetta sedan, including anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and six airbags.
Under the hood, U.S. Sportwagens will get a 2.5-liter in-line five with 170 horsepower, or a 200-hp, turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four. Manual and automatic transmissions are offered.
Coming next year is the option that many VW fans are waiting for — the new Jetta diesel wagon. The 2.0-liter TDI version will meet the tough new U.S. diesel emissions requirements and will be offered in all 50 states, without having to use a urea aftertreatment like the Bluetec Benzes.
The Sportwagen’s expected to come in at about $18,000 base, but the gyrating dollar could change that.
Source: The Car Connection