Diesel enthusiasts and entry-level VeeDub enthusiasts will once again be able to frolic together when the 2.0-liter TDI debuts in the sixth generation Rabbit next fall. The rollout schedule for new VW models includes the TDI Touareg in the spring of 2009, followed by the new GTI in the summer and the other variants of the Rabbit that fall. And what about the Tiguan? Don't hold your breath for a TDI version anytime soon.
Volkswagen is claiming that the Tiguan, which is larger and heavier than the Rabbit and Jetta, puts too much load on the 2.0-liter TDI and the car would need a system that injects urea as opposed to merely trapping NOx, as on the other 2.0-liter VW diesel models. [Source: Volkswagen via AutoBlog Green]