Curiously, very different up in Canada. Only three models (Comfortline, Highline, Execuline) which seem to map to S, SE and SEL. There's an 'R' package on the Highline to map to the US R-line, and a "Driver Assist Package" on the Execuline to map to the US SEL Premium.
But *all* of them offer both Manual or Auto transmissions. And they all claim the same mileage numbers regardless of transmission. But that's based on the limited information supplied so far, and maybe will be "fine-tuned".
I'm targeting the Execuline with package, which would be our first VW. Everything we want (and then some) and in our target budget (we'll likely go Automatic, because we're getting old
). But I'm getting mixed messages on when
we're likely to be able to actually test-drive one (website says "Spring", dealer says end-April, VW @ Twitter says "end-June", which I've pointed out ain't "Spring").