In a bid of goodwill to the community where Volkswagen has relocated its North American headquarters, VW has turned two 2010 Jetta Sportswagen TDI cars over to the local city of Chattanooga and the local county.
The new Jetta SportWagen TDI models are a generous gift of appreciation to the surrounding area of VW’s newest production facility that will produce the new VW new mid-size vehicle.
“This generous gift is much appreciated and will be a welcomed addition to our expanding Chattanooga Police Department,” said Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield. “We applaud Volkswagen for their continued investment in our community.”
There will be few changes between the stock 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI and these models donated. The only modifications made for the police cars are on the interior to make room for the police-specific communications and lighting equipment. FMS Automotive helped rework the interior to accommodate the additional equipment needed for police duty.
Current police cars use powerful V-8 engines but the Jetta SportWagen TDI police cars will use fuel efficient 2.0-liter inline-four TDI engines. This diesel engine produces 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque and has an EPA fuel economy estimates rated at 30 miles per gallon in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
“Volkswagen is thrilled to be able to provide technologically advanced Jetta SportWagen vehicles to both the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County police departments to help keep the area safe while driving in a reliable, versatile and stylish vehicle,” said Frank Fischer, Chairman and CEO of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Operations. “Volkswagen is committed to continue building a longstanding relationship with the Chattanooga community and we know these vehicles will provide the officers of this area with the kind of performance they need to get the job done.”