Aug 29, 2007

Volkswagen Canada to offer more value, features in 2008 models

2008 VW Jetta Sportwagen
2008 VW Jetta Sportwagen. Click image to enlarge

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Ajax, Ontario – Volkswagen Canada has announced that its 2008 product portfolio has been “fine-tuned” to offer an even higher level of standard features, including more horsepower and new packages.

The 2008 Rabbit and Jetta 2.5-litre models now produce 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, up from 150 and 170 respectively; the entry-level Rabbit, now called Trendline, starts at $20,175. The Jetta Trendline, formerly called the Value Edition, receives new 16-inch wheels but maintains its 2007 base price of $23,475.

The New Beetle coupe and convertible entry models are also named Trendline, and receive new alloy wheels, while the GTI and GLI models, priced at $29,575 and $32,175 respectively, gain standard dual-zone automatic climate control and new 17-inch alloy wheel designs.

The Passat entry level model is also renamed Trendline and receives standard alloy wheels and twelve-way power seat. The Passat line-up receives several updates, including the 3.6-litre engine mated exclusively to a standard 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

The Eos convertible entry level is renamed Trendline, and the Comfortline package replaces the Sport Leather package and adds SIRIUS satellite radio, while the 2008 Touareg 2, available since July, receives new styling and interior enhancements, and has a starting price of $49,975 for the V6, which is $1,500 under the base 2007 model.

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