June 1, 2005

2006 VW Jetta diesel goes on sale in Canada

Ajax, Ontario – The redesigned 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is now available in Canada equipped with the carryover 1.9 litre 4 cylinder TDI (turbocharged direct injection) diesel engine. The 1.9 L engine develops 100 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 177 lb ft of torque at 1,800rpm. The fuel consumption rating is 6.6 L/100km (43 mpg) city, and 5.2 L/100km (54 mpg) highway with the manual transmission; and 6.8 L/100km (42 mpg) city, and 5.1 L/100km (55 mpg) highway with the automatic transmission.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the 2006 Jetta TDI is $26,650 with a 5-speed manual transmission and $28,050 with a 4-speed automatic.

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, AM/FM radio with CD player, power steering, cruise control, heated front seats and washer nozzles, outside temperature display and tilt/telescoping steering wheel. There are three option packages and stand-alone options including electronic stability control, side curtain airbags, and rear side airbags.

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