Volkswagen in Salzgitter has now begun delivery of the two-litre TDI engine to DaimlerChrysler in the USA.

The Chrysler Group assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois (USA) has started production of the new Dodge Caliber model variant equipped with the VW diesel engine. The vehicle will be available in Europe from this summer.

Some two years following the conclusion of the contract between DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi Motors and Volkswagen concerning delivery of TDI engines (for a European market minivan), the first Chrysler vehicle equipped with such an engine is now being launched.

The engines have been specially adapted to DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi Motors specifications.