VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES 10.6 PERCENT INCREASE FOR JUNE SALES

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HERNDON, Va., July 1, 2010- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported June 2010 sales of 21,051 total units, for a 10.6 percent increase over June 2009, and its twelfth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 29.9% versus the same timeframe in 2009.

The sporty Golf posted its strongest month ever with 1,570 units sold, a 187 percent increase compared with June 2009. The award-winning TDI® Clean Diesel version of the Golf also posted a best-ever sales performance.

Volkswagen's line of Jetta SportWagens showed their strongest month ever, with 2,516 units, up 26.9 percent compared with June 2009. Similarly, the Passat Wagon had its best month since December, 2008, with sales of 341 units, up 204 percent compared with June 2009.

"While consumers across the industry appear to have been more restrained in June, Volkswagen continued to show strong performance across our full line of new models," said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "In our twelfth month of year-over-year sales growth, we see clear evidence that customers are discovering the incredible breadth and depth of the Volkswagen brand in the U.S. They are responding favorably to our value, fuel economy, design and driving experience."

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.

 

VW-US Snapshot

 

 

 

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

 

June-10 Actual

June-09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

June-10 YTD Actual

June-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

Rabbit/Golf

1,570

547

187.0%

6,906

3,955

74.6%

GTI A5/A6

1,200

713

68.3%

7,930

3,527

124.8%

R32

-

2

-100.0%

-

135

-100.0%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,770

1,262

119.5%

14,836

7,617

94.8%

Jetta Sdn

6,569

8,431

-22.1%

43,172

39,107

10.4%

SportWagen A5/A6

2,516

1,982

26.9%

12,086

7,536

60.4%

Total Jetta

9,085

10,413

-12.8%

55,258

46,643

18.5%

New Beetle - Coupe

796

581

37.0%

8,484

4,639

82.9%

- Convertible

441

492

-10.4%

2,697

2,353

14.6%

Total New Beetle

1,237

1,073

15.3%

11,181

6,992

59.9%

Eos

753

819

-8.1%

3,754

3,797

-1.1%

Passat Sdn

767

705

8.8%

6,211

4,899

26.8%

Wgn

341

204

67.2%

1,496

1,222

22.4%

Total Passat

1,108

909

21.9%

7,707

6,121

25.9%

CC

2,582

1,214

112.7%

12,765

9,504

34.3%

Tiguan

1,678

908

84.8%

10,390

6,115

69.9%

Touareg

309

330

-6.4%

2,031

1,929

5.3%

Routan

1,529

2,099

-27.2%

8,090

8,290

-2.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

21,051

19,027

10.6%

126,012

97,008

29.9%

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