It looks like the new line of clean diesels from VW, including the new Jetta TDI and SportWagen, will be eligible for a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit.
This is a nice perk for anyone considering a new VW. The new 2009 Jetta TDI and SportWagen start out around $21,990, so this credit might actually give them a slight edge on the Toyota Prius, which costs about $21,500.
But the Jetta still wont beat the Prius on fuel economy, even with its “upgraded” rating. See 2009 VW Jetta Mileage Revised to 38/44 MPG.
More on the 2009 Jetta TDI Sedan / SportWagen:
- VW Debuts Tiguan HyMotion Fuel-Cell Vehicle and 2009 Clean Diesel Jetta
- 2009 Jetta BlueTDI Comes to US This Summer, Sports 60 MPG and Cleaner Emissions
- Clean Diesel Cars Coming to US This Fall: 2008-2010 Timeline
Source: VW Press Release