Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its Jetta SportWagen, a sporty and functional wagon version of their top-selling Jetta model, is now available in dealer showrooms. The Jetta SportWagen combines practicality with European style and balances both style and sportiness—exceptional ride and handling and class-leading safety features, coupled with its functional design are perfect for those with an active lifestyle.

Staying true to Volkswagen's long history of delivering performance and value, the Jetta SportWagen will be offered in three engine variations. Now available in dealer showrooms is the 2.5-liter, five cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 177 lbs.-ft of torque. For those wanting more power, a 2.0-liter, turbo-charged, four cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lbs.-ft. of toque will be available in dealer showrooms later this year.  The 2.5L Jetta SportWagen has a starting price of $18,999.

For customers desiring an efficient alternative fuel vehicle, the Jetta SportWagen TDI will also be available later this year with an all-new 2.0L clean diesel engine that produces 140 hp, and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque.  The clean diesel engine version demonstrates that consumers do not have to compromise when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency. The Jetta SportWagen TDI will have a starting price of $23,590.

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Aside from offering the sporty feel and fun to drive performance of a Jetta, the SportWagen also opens up a new world of possibilities in the way of usable cargo room— 32.8 cubic feet to be exact, or an even more impressive 66.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. For those whose active lifestyle requires even more room, there is an optional fold-flat front passenger seat that provides additional cargo space. Fold-flat front passenger seat is available with "V-Tex" leatherette seating.

The Jetta SportWagen comes standard with Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System™, with over forty standard safety features – including no less than six standard airbags, with optional rear side airbags. Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) is now standard on all 2009 Volkswagen's.

Also standard for 2009 is Volkswagen's carefree maintenance program, with this program there are no charges for the scheduled maintenance described in the vehicle's maintenance booklet for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty—three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.