- Touareg V6 TDI drastically reduces fuel costs with high-tech engine
- Touareg “Lux Limited” has an exclusive interior and upgraded exterior
- Clean diesels from Volkswagen will be sold in all 50 states of the USA
- Jetta and Touareg take the lead in VW Diesel Offensive in the USA
Volkswagen is presenting an innovative lineup of extremely economical and low-emissions drive technologies at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (NAIAS). Featured there from January 11 to 25 are the German carmaker’s Clean Diesel engines (TDI). Many experts consider these diesel engines to be the most advanced of our times. The reasons could not be clearer: high fuel efficiency and extremely low emissions combined with maximum performance. It is precisely this formula that has already won over millions of car drivers in Europe and a growing number of people in America.
It is in this context that Volkswagen is presenting the new Touareg V6 TDI in Detroit with its powerful 165 kW / 225 PS Clean Diesel. The high-tech engine is taking the stage with a city fuel economy of 18 mpg. On the highway it even attains 25 mpg. The Touareg V6 TDI is defining a completely new generation of extremely economical and low emissions SUVs. Since the Touareg V6 TDI is equipped with the most advanced catalytic converter system in the world, it impressively fulfills the BIN5 emissions standard, and with it the legal requirements of all fifty states in the USA. In parallel, the V6 TDI will satisfy the highest expectations in dynamic response and comfort: the turbocharged V6 TDI is just about as quiet as a gasoline engine, but it is far more powerful. Starting at a low 1,750 rpm – i.e. from the ‘cellar’ of engine speed – it already develops its empowering maximum torque of 550 Newton-meters.
Right at the launch of the new Clean Diesel SUV, Volkswagen is also presenting a world premiere of the special “Lux Limited” edition of the Touareg. Identifying features: an upgraded exterior with exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels and two-tone leather interior designed especially for the Touareg “Lux Limited”. The series – limited to 1,940 units – may be ordered with one of the Cricket leather color combinations “Latte Macchiato / St. Tropez White” or “Anthracite / St. Tropez White”. Two gasoline engines (V6 FSI, V8 FSI) and the new V6 TDI (Clean Diesel) will be offered on the Touareg “Lux Limited”.
Since August, the Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI have been marketed as Clean Diesels in the USA. They too are taking the stage at the NAIAS 2009. Their 103 kW / 140 PS strong four-cylinder turbo-diesel is so fuel efficient (30 mpg city / 41 mpg highway / manual transmission) and clean that a 1,300 dollar tax credit is being offered on these models. That is because from the very first day they are driven, cars like the Jetta TDI make a contribution toward drastically reducing emissions. Compared to gasoline engines of similar power, the fuel efficiency of the Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI is up to 35 percent better! That helps the environment. Immediately. All across America.
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