Thursday, June 21, 2007

2008 change points for US models

Volkswagen today has released the change points for all of their US models. Some are not surprises (like the bump in hp for the 2.5L engine) but there are a lot of curious changes, like the new trim level naming scheme for all models except the Touareg.

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Source: Volkswagen of America

RABBIT
· New 170 hp/177 lb.ft torque 2.5L 5cyl engine standard on 2 & 4dr
· Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) now standard
· New trim level naming. Rabbit S 2dr and Rabbit S 4dr

GTI
· 15mm ride height reduction on all 2 & 4dr
· Sirius® Satellite radio now standard
· Reflex Silver is now special order only
· Climatronic deleted from all trims
· New trim level naming, GTI and GTI Autobahn

NEW BEETLE/ NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
· New trim level naming, S and SE
· Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) now standard
· Temporary use spare tire
· Fog lights deleted from all trims
· New 16” alloy wheel S
· New 17” alloy wheel on SE
· Delete Shadow Blue on sedan and convertible
· Delete Platinum Gray on convertible
· Delete reflex silver on convertible
· Laser blue no longer available with gray interior
· Black not available with crème top
· Delete front floor mats
· Delete Leather seating surfaces from all trims
· Delete rain sensing wipers on all trims
· Leatherette now named V-Tex
· Cold weather package available on S as stand alone option

GLI
· Reflex Silver is now special order only
· Climatronic deleted from all trims
· New trim level naming, GLI and GLI Autobahn


JETTA

· New 170 hp/177 lb.ft torque 2.5L 5cyl engine standard
· Delete 2.0T engine (only available on GLI)
· Automatic only available with SEL
· Temporary use spare tire
· Laser Blue replaces Shadow Blue
· Delete Wheat Beige
· Front and rear lower valance in black textured color on S and SE
· Body color front and rear valance on SEL
· 2.5 badge included on S
· 16” steel wheels with full covers standard on S
· Delete Climatronic from all trims
· Delete leather seating surfaces from all trims
· Power recline standard on all trim levels
· 17” wheel standard on SEL
· Delete Homelink from all trims
· Cold weather package now optional on S
· 16” alloy wheel now optional on S
· Sunroof now optional on S
· Premium sound package (includes amplifier and 250W) now optional on SE
· New trim level naming, S, SE, and SEL
· Leatherette now named V-Tex

PASSAT Sedan and Wagon
· New trim level naming, Turbo, Komfort, Lux, and VR6
· Leatherette now named V-Tex
· Temporary use spare tire
· Chrome window trim now standard on Turbo
· New 16” alloy wheel on Turbo
· New 17” alloy wheel on Komfort
· Delete Shadow Blue
· Delete Wheat Beige on wagon
· Heated washer nozzles only available on VR6
· Bi-Xenon headlamps w/ AFS now standard on VR6
· Manual side and rear sunshade now standard on sedans
· Manual side sunshades now standard on wagon
· Power 12-way driver seat now standard equipment
· Heated front seats optional on Turbo and Komfort
· Leather steering wheel now standard equipment
· Leather shift knob now standard equipment
· Delete Pure Beige leather comfort seats
· Delete gray leather and V-Tex
· New interior trim on Turbo
· 3 spoke leather multi-function steering wheel included with Lux
· Dynaudio now optional on Lux
· Adaptive Cruise Control optional on VR6
· 4Motion is only configuration available with VR6 wagon
· Manual transmission only available on Turbo

EOS
· New trim level naming, Turbo, Komfort, Lux, and VR6
· Leatherette now named V-Tex
· Lux only available with automatic transmission
· Winter starting assist mode standard on VR6
· New 17” alloy wheel on Lux
· New 18” alloy wheel on VR6
· Delete Wheat Beige
· Rear Park Distance Control included in Lux and VR6
· Chrome front grille louvers included on VR6
· Power 12-way driver seat now standard equipment
· Leather steering wheel now standard equipment
· Leather shift knob now standard equipment
· Leather parking brake handle now standard equipment
· Windblocker now standard equipment
· Ambient lighting deleted on Turbo
· Micritech interior trim now included in Turbo
· Center sliding armrest now standard equipment
· Heated front seats now optional on Turbo
· 17” alloy wheel optional on Komfort


Touareg

· New exterior colors (White Gold, Galapagos, Alaska Gray, Cranberry)
· Chrome grille with logo and chrome eyebrows standard on VR6 FSI
· Chrome matte grille with logo and chrome eyebrows, chrome air intakes, chrome grille slats standard on V8 FSI and V10 TDI Twin Turbo
· Darkened Taillights
· New, central headlights design
· Sporty, more aerodynamic rear spoiler
· Electronic Parking Assistance now standard equipment
· Power Liftgate now standard equipment
· 19" Wheels with all-season tires optional on VR6 FSI but included in V8 FSI and V10 TDI Twin Turbo
· Larger screen for Multi-function Indicator included with optional
· Technologie Package
· New Option Packages
· Dynaudio now available in package for all trims
· Sirius® Satellite Radio now standard equipment
· Next generation TPMS - now standard equipment
· ABSPlus standard
· ESP Innovations standard
· New front seat design, more comfortable front seat side bolsters, new seat stitching design now standard equipment
· Gray seat trim in leather and leatherette deleted
· Silver Metallic Plastic interior trim standard on VR6 FSI with leatherette
· Servotronic steering no longer available on 3.6L VR6 FSI
· Comfort Suspension replaces Sport Suspension on VR6 FSI

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