2008 Volkswagen buyers will have to brace to understand some new trim level names for 2008 varying depending on the model. Besides the change int the trim level naming system, the 2008 Volkswagen line-up consists of a redesigned with a slightly different model name. Volkswagen has changed the branding of their premium crossover vehicle in 2008 calling it the Touareg 2. Along with mild redesign over its predecessor, the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 is richly equipped with standard features. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine used for the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta and Rabbit is bumped to 170 horsepower for 2008. A high-performance sport compact last seen by North American audiences in 2004, the Volkswagen R32 returns in 2008. Powered by a 250-horsepower six-cylinder engine, the sport-tuned 2008 R32 channels performance through an all-wheel drive system. Buyers of the 2008 Volkswagen GTI are presented with an extra level of luxury comfort with the Autobahn Package.
A sporty hatchback available in two or four-door bodystyles, the 2008 Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 200 hp, and is offered with a manual or VW's DSG gearbox.
The popular and sporty two-door hatchback 2008 Volkswagen R32 is back for another year after its US debt in 2004, and now comes equipped solely with the DSG transmission which is mated to a 250 hp 3.2L six-cylinder engine.
An affordable and well-built hatchback available with two or four doors, the 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit has upped the power in its 2.5L four-cylinder engine but fuel economy is still solid with 29 mpg on the highway.