Volkswagen of America Announces 21% Increase in Year-to-Date Sales

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HERNDON, Va., Sept. 1 - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that August marked a 21 percent increase in year-to-date sales for their entire line of vehicles. August 2010 sales decreased 7.9 percent when compared with the same time last year, which included historic sales as part of the launch of the U.S. government's "cash for clunkers" program.

 

The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen had its best month ever with 2,560 units sold, a 125 percent increase compared with August 2009.  The popular Passat also had an exceptional month with 1,669 units sold, marking its best sales month since December 2008 and a 35 percent increase in year-over-year sales growth.  The luxurious Volkswagen CC recorded a 31 percent increase in sales compared with the same month last year.  

 

Volkswagen's line of sporty compact vehicles also had a great month as both the Golf and GTI saw increases in sales compared to August 2009.  The Golf sold 1,409 units, a 70 percent increase from the same month last year while the GTI saw a 22 percent increase compared with the same time period in 2009.

 

Consumers continued to show their commitment to purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles as Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models increasingly gained popularity with the Jetta TDI, Jetta SportWagen TDI, Touareg TDI and Golf TDI all having year-to-year sales increase in August of nearly 25 percent.

 

"We are thrilled to see that more and more car buyers are turning to Volkswagen vehicles to take advantage of our unique combination of German-engineered driving experience, cutting-edge design, fuel economy, and safety," said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "We expect to see continued growth in the coming months as we introduce several new models, including the all-new Jetta and Touareg."

 

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 ----------

 

 

August-10 Actual

August-09 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

 

August-10  YTD Actual

August-09 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

 

Rabbit/Golf

1,409

826

70.6%

 

10,204

5,425

88.1%

 

GTI A5/A6

967

787

22.9%

 

10,087

5,124

96.9%

 

R32

-

4

-100.0%

 

-

139

-100.0%

 

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,376

1,617

46.9%

 

20,291

10,688

89.8%

 

Jetta Sdn

8,107

11,739

-30.9%

 

59,541

60,509

-1.6%

 

SportWagen A5/A6

2,560

1,133

125.9%

 

16,797

11,084

51.5%

 

Total Jetta

10,667

12,872

-17.1%

 

76,338

71,593

6.6%

 

New Beetle - Coupe

866

1,125

-23.0%

 

10,188

6,687

52.4%

 

                  - Convertible

339

551

-38.5%

 

3,547

3,299

7.5%

 

Total  New Beetle

1,205

1,676

-28.1%

 

13,735

9,986

37.5%

 

Eos

610

861

-29.2%

 

5,188

5,399

-3.9%

 

Passat Sdn

1,669

1,233

35.4%

 

8,640

6,866

25.8%

 

           Wgn

326

247

32.0%

 

1,994

1,632

22.2%

 

Total Passat

1,995

1,480

34.8%

 

10,634

8,498

25.1%

 

CC

2,602

1,980

31.4%

 

18,761

12,897

45.5%

 

Tiguan

1,598

1,750

-8.7%

 

13,956

8,953

55.9%

 

Touareg

242

489

-50.5%

 

2,511

2,669

-5.9%

 

Routan

1,560

2,098

-25.6%

 

11,333

11,738

-3.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

22,855

24,823

-7.9%

 

172,747

142,421

21.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.

 

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