Volkswagen Celebrates Opening of New Dealership in Alhambra, CA

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HERNDON, Va., August 20, 2010 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today the grand opening of the Volkswagen Alhambra Dealership in Alhambra, California. Executives from Volkswagen and City of Alhambra Mayor Stephen Sham attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the dealership.


“As we continue to increase sales growth in the U.S. with a 27.5% sales growth year-to-date nationally and a 33% increase year-to-date in the Northern Los Angeles district, we are proud to invest into this region. This area is a vital part of our long-term growth strategy in the U.S.,” said Werner Mersch, VW Regional Director. “This dealership also demonstrates that Volkswagen is committed to the U.S. and reinforces that we are right at home in America.”


“We are thrilled to service and bring the Volkswagen brand to the Alhambra community.” said Rich Wilson, owner of Volkswagen Alhambra and Volkswagen Pasadena. “We have proudly served the Northern Los Angeles district for 50 years and thanks to the support of Volkswagen, we look forward to the next 50 at both dealerships,”


The Alhambra dealership is the first white frame state-of-the-art facility in the Western Region for Volkswagen, which provides a visual framework that adds to the customer experience by highlighting Volkswagen’s brand identity.


Volkswagen Alhambra is located at 1811 West Main Street, Alhambra, CA.

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About 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.



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