Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Jetta Wagon and Revised Touareg to Debut at the Paris Motor Show

Text from 4Car News.
Volkswagen is to launch an estate (station wagon) version of its Jetta saloon at the Paris Motor Show this autumn, according to TheCarConnection.com.

The Jetta, midway between the Golf and Passat in size, is being marketed as a kind of junior-executive model and the estate version will be positioned against models such as the Saab 9-3 SportCombi/Sportwagon and Volvo V50, if not the BMW 3-Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate.

Designed with the US market in mind, the Jetta station wagon will be built in Mexico, but it has been developed and styled at Volkswagen's European HQ in Wolfsburg. Production will start in 2007.

TCC also reports that a revised version of the Touareg 4x4 will be launched in Paris, with a restyled front end, new headlamps and taillights, and an overhauled interior including new seats and upgraded sat nav. Volkswagen's new 3.6-litre V6 FSI (direct-injection) petrol engine will be fitted and US buyers in most states will be offered the V10 diesel for the first time.

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