Volkswagen of America Announces 16% Increase For July Sales And A 13th Consecutive Month Of Growth

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HERNDON, Va., August 3, 2010 - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported July 2010 sales of  23,880 total units, for a 16 percent increase over July 2009, and its thirteenth consecutive month of sales growth.  For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 27.5% versus the same timeframe in 2009.  With the exception of last August's "Cash for Clunkers" sales, July marked the best sales month for Volkswagen of America since December 2005.

 

The Volkswagen CC had a record month with 3,394 units sold, a 140 percent increase compared with June 2009.  Jetta had an outstanding month as well with 8,262 sold, and over 10,000 units when combined with the SportWagon.  The popular Golf had a record-breaking month for its current model with 1,889 sold, which resulted in 193 percent increase from the same time last year.

 

Volkswagen's line of Tiguan's, the sporty compact SUV, showed its strongest month ever, with 1,968 units, up 80.9 percent compared with June 2009.  Routan also had a strong performance in July with a 24.7 percent increase.

 

"A continued positive consumer response in July to our full line of vehicles has brought Volkswagen our thirteenth consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and has provided another solid step in the right direction for our growth strategy," said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "We have been saying for some time that Volkswagen's combination of design, fuel economy, safety and fun driving experience is perfect for the American market and it is clear that consumers are responding."

 

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

 

 

July-10 Actual

July-09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

July-10  YTD Actual

July-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

Rabbit/Golf

1,889

644

193.3%

8,795

4,599

91.2%

GTI A5/A6

1,190

810

46.9%

9,120

4,337

110.3%

R32

-

-

N/A

-

135

-100.0%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

3,079

1,454

111.8%

17,915

9,071

97.5%

Jetta Sdn

8,262

9,663

-14.5%

51,434

48,770

5.5%

SportWagen A5/A6

2,151

2,415

-10.9%

14,237

9,951

43.1%

Total Jetta

10,413

12,078

-13.8%

65,671

58,721

11.8%

New Beetle - Coupe

838

923

-9.2%

9,322

5,562

67.6%

- Convertible

511

395

29.4%

3,208

2,748

16.7%

Total  New Beetle

1,349

1,318

2.4%

12,530

8,310

50.8%

Eos

824

741

11.2%

4,578

4,538

0.9%

Passat Sdn

760

735

3.4%

6,971

5,634

23.7%

Wgn

172

163

5.5%

1,668

1,385

20.4%

Total Passat

932

898

3.8%

8,639

7,019

23.1%

CC

3,394

1,413

140.2%

16,159

10,917

48.0%

Tiguan

1,968

1,088

80.9%

12,358

7,203

71.6%

Touareg

238

251

-5.2%

2,269

2,180

4.1%

Routan

1,683

1,350

24.7%

9,773

9,640

1.4%

             

TOTAL

23,880

20,591

16.0%

149,892

117,599

27.5%

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