Volkswagen of America announces 17.9% increase over prior years October sales

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HERNDON, Va., November 2, 2010 — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that October 2010 marked a 17.9 percent increase over prior year sales for their entire line of vehicles. The all-new Volkswagen Jetta sold 5,464 in its first full month of sales, the best non-Cash for Clunker sales month for Jetta since 2005.  

 

In addition to the Jetta, Volkswagen’s Routan, Golf and GTI models also had increases in sales compared to October 2009. The Routan sold 1,103 units, a 64.9 percent increase from the same month last year. The Golf achieved a 65.7 percent increase and the GTI a 58.7 percent increase compared with the same time period in 2009.

 

Consumers committed to purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles helped Volkswagen’s popular TDI clean diesel models achieve its second best sales month of the year with 5,093 total sales, or 25% of Volkswagen’s total volume.

 

 “Volkswagen continues to grow sales in all models and products through October,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “It is good to see the all-new Jetta getting off to such a promising start and our TDI products to continue to do well.”

 

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

 

VW-U.S. Snapshot

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

October-10 Actual

October -09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

October-10  YTD Actual

October-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

Rabbit/Golf

991

598

65.70%

12,294

6,276

95.90%

GTI A5/A6

914

576

58.70%

11,836

5,995

97.40%

R32

-

-

N/A

-

139

-100.00%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

1,905

1,174

62.30%

24,130

12,410

94.40%

Jetta Sdn

9,979

7,046

41.60%

77,970

76,333

2.10%

         SportWagen A5/A6

1,979

2,030

-2.50%

21,095

13,904

51.70%

Total Jetta

11,958

9,076

31.80%

99,065

90,237

9.80%

New Beetle - Coupe

474

873

-45.70%

11,324

8,850

28.00%

                   - Convertible

256

295

-13.20%

4,153

3,964

4.80%

Total  New Beetle

730

1,168

-37.50%

15,477

12,814

20.80%

Eos

371

473

-21.60%

6,080

6,388

-4.80%

Passat Sdn

464

471

-1.50%

9,676

7,855

23.20%

            Wgn

81

168

-51.80%

2,225

1,947

14.30%

Total Passat

545

639

-14.70%

11,901

9,802

21.40%

CC

1,781

2,349

-24.20%

22,674

17,536

29.30%

Tiguan

1,453

970

49.80%

16,735

10,809

54.80%

Touareg

238

519

-54.10%

3,070

3,513

-12.60%

Routan

1,103

669

64.90%

13,642

13,308

2.50%

 

           

TOTAL

20,084

17,037

17.90%

212,774

176,817

20.30

 

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