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The gossip mongers who said Volkswagen would debut its Jetta wagon at the Paris auto show turned out to be more wrong than Britney Spears' life coach. But the long-awaited successor to the previous model is reportedly on the way to pre-production in, wait for it, mid-2007. That means it'll likely be a 2008 model. Here's a doctored shot of a test subject being baked somewhere in the Mojave. Don't get too attached.

SPY PHOTOS: New VW Golf Wagon [World Car Fans]

Volkswagen to Release New Jetta Wagon Later than Expected [internal]