2008 VW Touareg V-6 BlueTDI to US first

Posted By on March 8, 2007

An Edmunds 2007 Geneva Auto Show post announced that the 2008 Touareg BlueTDI will be introduced in the US rather than in Europe. The new “selective catalytic reduction” or SCR, system that reduces nitrogen-oxide emissions by up to 90 percent, thus making it what VW asserts is “one of the cleanest diesel engines on the market.” The system is linked to a diesel 3.0-liter V6 TDI that makes 222 horsepower and will meet CARB state standards.

GENEVA — Volkswagen so badly wants to convince Americans to “go diesel” that it says it will forgo a European launch of its new Touareg BlueTDI and instead focus on selling the SUV in North America starting in 2008.


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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