Volkswagen of America Announces October Sales

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HERNDON, Va., Nov. 3/Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported October 2009 sales of 17,037 total units, representing a 7.2 percent increase over October 2008.

CC, Volkswagen's stylish four door coupe performed exceptionally well for the month with 2,349 unit sales, representing its best sales month since March.

The Jetta, consistently Volkswagen's top selling model, posted a 25 percent increase over October 2008 with 9,076 unit sales. Demonstrating that today's consumers are placing a greater emphasis on cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles, Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models continue to perform especially well. Jetta TDI sales accounted for 40 percent of total Jetta sedan and SportWagen sales, while sales of all TDI models accounted for 24 percent of total October sales.

"We're extremely pleased with our October sales results," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Our clean diesel TDI models continue to gain momentum in the market place, and the Golf and Touareg TDI's are welcome editions to our model lineup. As our stylish and elegant CC continues to gain market awareness, I'm confident that it will continue to gain sales momentum. It's a remarkable vehicle that truly represents what this brand is all about--affordable German engineering. With more and more of today's consumers looking for affordable, fuel efficient, and fun-to-drive vehicles without sacrificing refinement, our brand is well positioned for a bright future, " Barnes added.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg 2 and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt

VW-US Snapshot                               --------YEAR-TO-DATE---------

                   October-09 October-08 Yr/Yr % October-09 October-08 Yr/Yr %

                     Actual     Actual   change  YTD Actual YTD Actual  change

                     ------     ------   ------  ---------- ----------  ------

    Rabbit/Golf        598      1,066    -43.9%     6,276      18,105   -65.3%

    GTI A5/A6          576        655    -12.1%     5,995      10,836   -44.7%

    R32                  -        109   -100.0%       139       2,899   -95.2%

                       ---        ---                 ---       -----

      Total Rabbit/

       GTI/R32       1,174      1,830    -35.8%    12,410      31,840   -61.0%

    Jetta Sdn        7,046      5,992     17.6%    76,333      79,309    -3.8%

     SportWagen A5/

      A6             2,030      1,267     60.2%    13,904       3,617   284.4%

                     -----      -----                           -----

        Total Jetta  9,076      7,259     25.0%    90,237      82,926     8.8%

    New Beetle

      - Coupe          873      1,083    -19.4%     8,850      13,662   -35.2%

      - Convertible    295        423    -30.3%     3,964      10,075   -60.7%

                       ---        ---                          ------

      Total New

       Beetle        1,168      1,506    -22.4%    12,814      23,737   -46.0%

    Eos                473        504     -6.2%     6,388      11,956   -46.6%

    Passat Sdn         471        886    -46.8%     7,855      21,461   -63.4%

           Wgn         168        201    -16.4%     1,947       5,104   -61.9%

                       ---        ---                           -----

        Total Passat   639      1,087    -41.2%     9,802      26,565   -63.1%

    CC               2,349        659    256.4%    17,536         659  2561.0%

    Tiguan             970      1,856    -47.7%    10,809       6,533    65.5%

    Touareg            519        399     30.1%     3,513       5,876   -40.2%

    Routan             669        789    -15.2%    13,308       1,164  1043.3%

                       ---        ---    -----     ------       -----  ------

    TOTAL           17,037     15,889      7.2%   176,817     191,256    -7.5%

                    ------     ------      ---    -------     -------    ----

 

    MEMO: Jetta

     Sedan TDI        1839

    MEMO: Jetta

     SportWagen TDI   1819

    MEMO: Touareg

     TDI               234

    MEMO: Golf TDI     116

          TOTAL TDI  4,008

 

SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

 

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