Volkswagen of America Announces 20.3 % Increase for May Sales ,11th Consecutive Month of Growth

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HERNDON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported May 2010 sales of 23,543 total units, for a 20.3 percent increase over May 2009, and its eleventh consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 34.6 percent versus the same timeframe in 2009.

 

The sporty Tiguan compact SUV continued its popularity, once again posting its strongest month ever with 1,959 units sold, a 72.9 percent increase compared with May 2009. The Jetta SportWagen has had its best month ever with sales of 2,511, a 56 percent increase over period year.

 

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 86 percent of all Jetta SportWagens sold in May.

 

"Our strong May sales offer proof that customers are looking for clean, efficient transportation and that they have found it in Volkswagen," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "Our TDI models continue to lead the way with their quality, efficiency and power – a great all-around value. As we continue to provide great quality under the hood combined with elegant design with Carefree Maintenance and no-charge scheduled maintenance for three years, 36,000 miles for all of our models, we look forward to continuing our sales momentum."

 

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 ----------

 
 

May-10 Actual

May-09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

May-10  YTD Actual

May-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

 

Rabbit/Golf

1,430

611

134.0%

5,336

3,408

56.6%

 

GTI A5/A6

1,241

857

44.8%

6,730

2,814

139.2%

 

R32

 

1

-100.0%

-

133

-100.0%

 

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,671

1,469

81.8%

12,066

6,355

89.9%

 

Jetta Sdn

8,003

8,992

-11.0%

36,603

30,676

19.3%

 

        SportWagen A5/A6

2,511

1,605

56.4%

9,570

5,554

72.3%

 

Total Jetta

10,514

10,597

-0.8%

46,173

36,230

27.4%

 

New Beetle - Coupe

1,082

602

79.7%

7,688

4,058

89.5%

 

                  - Convertible

476

570

-16.5%

2,256

1,861

21.2%

 

Total  New Beetle

1,558

1,172

32.9%

9,944

5,919

68.0%

 

Eos

879

1,009

-12.9%

3,001

2,978

0.8%

 

Passat Sdn

938

851

10.2%

5,444

4,194

29.8%

 

           Wgn

231

228

1.3%

1,155

1,018

13.5%

 

Total Passat

1,169

1,079

8.3%

6,599

5,212

26.6%

 

CC

2,651

1,419

86.8%

10,183

8,290

22.8%

 

Tiguan

1,959

1,133

72.9%

8,712

5,207

67.3%

 

Touareg

281

300

-6.3%

1,722

1,599

7.7%

 

Routan

1,861

1,390

33.9%

6,561

6,191

6.0%

 
               

TOTAL

23,543

19,568

20.3%

104,961

77,981

34.6%

 
   
               

SOURCE Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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