This plan will take several years at least to bear any fruit but VW has a more immediate solution in store. Officials plan to launch six new models Stateside over the next 12 months and all six cars will be backed up with extensive advertising campaigns to inform consumers about the new additions to the VW stable. The cars are likely to include the Jetta Sportwagon in March, Jetta TDI 50-state diesel and Tiguan SUV in May, and the Routan minivan, Touareg TDI and Passat CC sedan in fall, reports Automotive News.
VW's attempt to launch the Passat CC sedan is being watched carefully, especially after their last failure in the luxury segment with the Phaeton which was often a victim of brand snobbery. An all-new Phaeton arriving in the U.S. is also a possibility but it won’t be ready until 2010 at the earliest.
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