Ajax, Ontario – Volkswagen Canada will offer an additional $1,000 on top of the federal government’s “Retire Your Ride” recycling program to customers who choose the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel, named the Green Car Journal’s 2009 Green Car of the Year.

The incentive applies to customers who are eligible for the federal scrapping program and who opt for either leasing or zero per cent financing on a 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel.

“We felt it was time to stimulate the market and help people move out of old vehicles that contribute the majority of the pollution and greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles on the road today,” said John White, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. “We were hoping that the government would provide something more aggressive with their program. Upon hearing the news that they wouldn’t, we decided to move ahead and get things going ourselves as part of our BlueMotion Technologies commitment to sustainability. We are the only car company in Canada that can make such a compelling offer to purchase the Green Car of the Year.”

Customers eligible for the “Retire Your Ride” program can receive up to $1,000 from Volkswagen Canada on top of the $300 offered under the government’s program.

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