DETROIT - A problem with the emissions system in Volkswagen's new Jetta TDI will delay the launch of the diesel sedan for about six months.
VW spokesman Keith Price confirmed Friday that the delay will be announced this week at the Los Angeles auto show. He would not give specifics about the technical problem, but he said it has been fixed. The car, though, must go through emissions testing and validation again, Price said. U.S. sales were expected to begin in early spring, but now won't start until late summer.
In other news, Tim Ellis, Volvo Car Corp.'s global director of advertising, media and sales promotion, is joining Volkswagen of America Inc. as vice president of marketing. Ellis, 46, will move to the United States and direct marketing communications for the VW brand in the United States.