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Article from edmunds below. At least there's a v6 in the works.

WOLFSBURG, Germany — In what will be a major disappointment for consumers anxious to get their hands on the new clean diesel Jetta TDI sedan and wagon, Volkswagen informed its dealers this week that the vehicle launch has been delayed from April to late summer 2008.

"This situation is due to a technical issue that was found during the later stages of durability testing," said VW's Adrian Hallmark in a memo to Volkswagen dealers. Hallmark is the former Volkswagen of American executive vice president who left the U.S. arm in late October to return to a new post at the automaker's home base.

The issue may have been triggered by the critical 50-state test here. The U.S. has strict emissions standards for diesel vehicles and it must meet them in every state, most notably California, with its tough standards.

"For image and competitive reasons, we are now working hard to bring early promotional cars into the country in order to give you the chance to pre-sell the production arriving in October during the summer months," Hallmark said in the dealer memo. "We are investigating a number of actions to make up a portion of the TDI shortfall, such as but not limited to, obtaining additional production of high demand product, ramping up the launch production, and speeding up shipment times of the new TDI, bringing in special edition cars, etc."

Hallmark noted that the launch of other new models planned for 2008 "are on time." Those vehicles include the Jetta SportWagen, Tiguan, Passat Coupe, M-Van and Touareg 2 with V6 TDI.
 
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Well it's not like it's a conspiracy or anything. They can't just bring the cars to the US if they're not ready. What I don't understand is that these cars are basically the same, its just the new engine that is giving them problems...and it's not like they just made up an engine in 6 months, they've been working on it for a while.
 

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Well it's not like it's a conspiracy or anything. They can't just bring the cars to the US if they're not ready.
It's not VW America's fault, they want these cars too, it's VW management's fault, technical proablems, and emissions hurdles that have to be cleared.

A big thing is that they wanted the cars to be 50 state legal.
 

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And the next generation cars are typically better, so if you are constantly waiting for your next car, you will never buy anything.

Just get whatever you want, there are still 2006 TDI Jettas out there, brand new just sitting on the dealer's lots....waiting for a new owner! Of course they aren't 50 state legal, but you can still buy them used.
 
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