New for 2009-Volkswagen

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  • CC is a new, stylish 4-door coupe based on the Passat
  • Routan marks Volkswagen's return to the minivan market
  • Tiguan compact SUV is a new crossover model for 2009
  • Jetta TDI introduces Volkswagen's latest CleanTDI powerplant
  • New Beetle gets new wheels and paint

New for 2009-Nissan Cars

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New for 2009-Volvo

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  • All-new XC60 joins the automaker's SUV lineup

  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission for S40

  • S80 3.2 features standard Rainsensor windshield wipers

  • V50 T5 model discontinued, but V50 T5 all-wheel-drive (AWD) model continues

  • New Technology package for V70

  • XC90 V8 Sport model discontinued, replaced by XC90 V8 R-Design

New for 2009-Suzuki

Critical Knowledge:
  • SX4 sedan and hatchback gain standard navigation system

  • Front-drive SX4 hatchback debuts, making all-wheel drive (AWD) an option rather than standard

  • Forenza and Reno passenger cars are dropped, making SX4 duo the only Suzuki passenger cars

  • Brand-new Equator debuts-Suzuki's first pickup in U.S.

New for 2009-Toyota Cars

Critical Knowledge:
  • Camry, Corolla and Matrix were early introductions and already are available at dealerships
  • Toyota discontinues the Camry Solara coupe and convertible for the 2009 model year
  • The compact Yaris adds a 5-door "liftback" version that includes an available body kit and interior colors as well as Yellow Jolt and Carmine Red exterior paint
  • All Yaris models get standard anti-lo

2009 BMW Concept X6 and Concept X6 ActiveHybrid Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • The first "Sports Activity Coupe"

  • Based on the 5 Series platform

  • Four-passenger seating

  • Offering gasoline and hybrid powerplants

  • ActiveHybrid model is 20 percent more fuel efficient

  • First to offer Dynamic Performance Control

  • Unique two-mode hybrid transmission


2009 Volkswagen Touareg V-6 TDI Preview

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2009.5 Pontiac G6 Preview

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2009 Volkswagen Scirocco Preview

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  • All-new, third-generation model

  • Styling evokes earlier Giorgetto Giugiaro design

  • Front-wheel-drive (FWD) platform

  • Gasoline and diesel engines

  • On sale in late summer 2008

  • North American sales not announced

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Pronounced (tig-wan)

  • Small SUV designed for agility and safety

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engines

  • Standard four-wheel-drive system

  • Initial engine will be a 200 hp four cylinder

  • VW says electronics set a standard in the class

  • The first SUV available with automatic Park Assist


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