Road Trip: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Take a Road Trip with The Auto Channel in the all-new 2009 Turbo Clean Diesel VW Jetta TDI
Produced and edited by Marc J. Rauch
In this episode of ROAD TRIP, Mark Fulmer rides along with Norbert Krause, Director of Volkswagen's Engineering and Environmental Office, in the new 2009 Jetta TDI.
To ride along just scroll down to the embeded video window below
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THE WAIT IS OVER
The highly anticipated 50-state compliant clean diesel Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are now available for customer delivery.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the Jetta TDI at an economical 29 mpg City and 40 mpg Highway. Volkswagen went a step further to evaluate the real world fuel economy of the Jetta TDI. Leading third-party certifier, AMCI, tested the Jetta TDI and found it performed 24 percent better in real world conditions, achieving 38 mpg in the City and 44 mpg on the Highway.*
EPA research has concluded that if diesels were to power one third of all light duty vehicles in the United States, the shift would save approximately 1.4 million barrels of oil a day—equal to the daily shipments from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Providing even more value to the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen, a $1300 Federal Income Tax Credit was recently announced. The Internal Revenue Service issued a certification letter affirming that both vehicles qualify for an Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle income tax credit.
Recently Volkswagen announced pricing for their Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen would start at $21,990 and $23,590, respectively.
To watch The Auto Channel's exclusive interview with Keith Price (the Diesel Dork) and our complete coverage of the Volkswagen Press Conference at the 2007 LA Auto Show, where the Jetta TDI was first revealed to the press CLICK HERE.
Electronic Stability Program
Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard equipment on all its 2009 vehicles. As a result, Volkswagen is one of the only original equipment manufacturers to offer an electronic stability control system on their entire product line – ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) deadline requiring vehicles in the 2012 model year to include stability control systems. Volkswagen’s ESP technology works in conjunction with antilock brakes and helps reduce loss of control and rollovers to avoid crashes. NHTSA predicts nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if automakers included stability systems as standard equipment.