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This past weekend, Volkswagen held their driver selection event for the inaugural Jetta TDI cup series out at Firebird raceway in Phoenix, AZ. Volkswagen evaluated 54 potential participants based on their driving skills, but other factors were taken into account as well. Since the drivers are also expected to help promote Volkswagen and their diesel technology, they had to demonstrate their communication skills and ability to work with the media. In the end thirty drivers aged 16-26 were chosen

The big dollar Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec just went on sale a couple of weeks ago across the country. But diesel fans of more modest means have been anxiously awaiting the launch of the new Volkswagen Jetta CleanTDI, which had been due to hit showrooms in March of 2008. Unfortunately, it looks like issues with the emission control system to clean up the NOx is still causing VW some grief, so sales have now been pushed back to late summer. A letter from executive Vice President Adrian Hallmark to