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Sunday, November 8, 2009

VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition Announced For US

Volkswagen is planning to bring in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup "Street" Edition to US dealerships beginning next year. If you happen to attend last year's SEMA, you might have caught a glimpse of the concept it was based on.

The Jetta TDI Cup "Street" Edition comes with similar body kit to the version shown off during previous TDI Cup races. One will notice modifications done on front bumper, side skirts and rear valance, and large, red, caliper brakes were added. The brakes are covered by 18-inch Charleston wheels. Sport suspension and sway bars were taken from the GLI.

Under the hood there is the 140 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that generates a healthy 236 ft-lb of torque. It is paired to either a six-speed manual, or DSG paddle-shift transmission.
Highlights of the interior includes Interlagos cloth-lined sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Volkswagen mention that the Jetta will be priced form $25,000 & qualifies for a federal tax credit of $1,300. Sales commencing in the beginning of January 2010.

Source : WorldCarFans

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