VW of America Announces 42 Percent Increase for April Sales and a 10th Consecutive Month of Growth

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TDI® Clean Diesel, Tiguan Models Drive the Brand

 

HERNDON, Va., May 3 - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported April 2010 sales of 23,135 total units, for a 42% increase over April 2009, and its tenth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 39.4% versus the same timeframe in 2009.

 

The sporty Tiguan compact SUV posted its strongest month ever with 1,888 units sold, a 56.6% increase compared with April 2009.

 

Volkswagen's full line of award-winning TDI® Clean Diesel models, which includes the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf, and Touareg, again led the way among customers. The exciting and economical Jetta SportWagen TDI continued its strong performance, accounting for 84.0% of all Jetta SportWagens sold in April.

 

"Continued strong performance across its full line of new Volkswagen models offers further proof that more and more customers are recognizing the brand for its quality, value and driving enjoyment," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "As we continue to gain positive momentum, we believe that our continued new product introductions will deliver even greater growth in the months ahead."

 

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, Passat, Passat Wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.  All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program.  This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com to learn more.

 

   

VW-US Snapshot

     

----------- YEAR-TO-DATE ---------

 
 

April-10 Actual

April-09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

April-10  YTD Actual

April-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

 
               

Rabbit/Golf

1,296

610

112.5%

3,906

2,797

39.6%

 

GTI A5/A6

1,532

475

222.5%

5,489

1,957

180.5%

 

R32

 

6

-100.0%

-

132

-100.0%

 

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,828

1,091

159.2%

9,395

4,886

92.3%

 

Jetta Sdn

7,423

4,937

50.4%

28,600

21,684

31.9%

 

        SportWagen A5/A6

2,319

1,084

113.9%

7,059

3,949

78.8%

 

Total Jetta

9,742

6,021

61.8%

35,659

25,633

39.1%

 

New Beetle - Coupe

1,893

1,467

29.0%

6,606

3,456

91.1%

 

                  - Convertible

599

379

58.0%

1,780

1,291

37.9%

 

Total  New Beetle

2,492

1,846

35.0%

8,386

4,747

76.7%

 

Eos

715

597

19.8%

2,122

1,969

7.8%

 

Passat Sdn

1,090

861

26.6%

4,506

3,343

34.8%

 

           Wgn

249

182

36.8%

924

790

17.0%

 

Total Passat

1,339

1,043

28.4%

5,430

4,133

31.4%

 

CC

2,264

1,640

38.0%

7,532

6,871

9.6%

 

Tiguan

1,888

1,206

56.6%

6,753

4,074

65.8%

 

Touareg

393

239

64.4%

1,441

1,299

10.9%

 

Routan

1,474

2,606

-43.4%

4,700

4,801

-2.1%

 
               

TOTAL

23,135

16,289

42.0%

81,418

58,413

39.4%

 
               

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.

 

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