August 20, 2002
Volkswagen Canada begins selling Jetta Wagon
Ajax, Ontario – Volkswagen Canada announced that its new Jetta Wagon is now available for sale, the first time Volkswagen has offered a wagon version of the Jetta in Canada.
The Jetta Wagon is equipped with a standard 2.0L, 115 horsepower four-cylinder engine. The fuel-efficient TDI (turbo-diesel) engine is also available. The sportiest version of the Jetta wagon comes with Volkswagen’s 1.8T four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that pumps out 180 horsepower and 174 lbs. ft. of torque.
The Jetta Wagon seats five adults and provides 34 cubic feet of usable cargo room and 70.6 cubic feet with the seat folded.
At a base price of $25,435, the 2.0-litre GLS model is the lowest priced German built and engineered wagon in the compact car market. The top-of-the-line Jetta GLS Wagon model has a base price of $27,545 and includes the 1.8T 180 horsepower turbocharged four cylinder engine.
On the safety front, the Jetta sedan has received several significant safety designations, including a 5-Star NCAP front-crash rating (4-Star for side impact) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a “Good” (one of only three small cars to receive this designation) overall crash rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A short list of standard equipment includes: a premium eight-speaker cassette stereo with CD; side airbag protection in front seats; Lower Anchorage and Tether for Children (LATCH) and upper child seat tether points; four-disc ABS brakes; height and telescoping steering wheel; heated remote mirrors; central remote locking; a center-cut folding key; string attachment to the fuel cap; two power outlets; power windows; power mirrors; cruise control; centre armrest; and much more.
The warranty includes Volkswagen’s limited powertrain coverage, which provides 5 years or 100,000 kms of protection. A bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship for 4 years or 80,000 km, which ever comes first. There is also a 12 year unlimited distance limited, warranty against corrosion perforation, and of course 24 hour roadside assistance for 4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first.