Volkswagen Jetta Offered on Gilt First of its kind, three-day sale includes a mobile-only component

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning December 15th, Gilt Groupe, partnering with Volkswagen of America, will sell three all-new 2011 Jettas to its members.  Each day beginning at noon ET, one car will be sold at an affordable price of $5,995.  Volkswagen dropped the "1" from the incredible starting price of $15,995, further delivering on its "Great for the Price of Good" message.  The flash sale will occur on three consecutive days.  Volkswagen is the first automotive brand to be sold on Gilt, or any flash sale site in the U.S.

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"We are extremely excited to be partnering with Volkswagen to sell the all-new Jetta," said Carl Sparks, President, Gilt Groupe.  "Every day we offer insider access to a variety of exclusive products, and this sale allows us to extend that with the opportunity to buy a sophisticated and stylish car at an insider price."

"Partnering with Gilt was a natural fit for Volkswagen as both brands have customers who value style, sophistication, and quality products at an attainable price," said Tim Ellis, Vice President of Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "By creating a special price of $5,995 for each Jetta on Gilt, Volkswagen has taken our tagline, 'Great for the Price of Good' to a new level that will certainly create excitement and attention."

On December 15th, the sale will only be accessible through Gilt mobile applications on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices.  On December 16th and 17th, the sale will take place on Gilt.com as well as through the mobile applications.  Each Jetta will be presented in a one of a kind "Gilt Gold" wrap and nearly $18,000 in proceeds from the Jettas sold will be donated to the charity Dress for Success.  Post-sale, Volkswagen will offer Gilt members who add the Jetta to their "Wait List" a special incentive that can be redeemed at participating Volkswagen dealerships nationwide.

The all-new 2011 Jetta delivers sophisticated style, precision German engineering, and Carefree Maintenance, all at an extremely accessible starting price starting at $15,995. In addition, the Jetta offers best-in-class rear legroom and features clean lines, refined side architecture, and premium style combined with Volkswagen's trademark precision German engineering.  The all-new 2011 Jetta sets a new standard in its class and became available in U.S. showrooms in October.

To access this sale you must be a member of Gilt.  To become a member log onto www.gilt.com/vw

About Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Gilt Groupe is an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices. Each day, Gilt offers its members a new, curated selection of merchandise, including apparel, accessories and lifestyle products for women, men and children, home entertaining and decor, along with luxury travel packages and fantastic offers on local services and experiences. Most sales start at noon ET and last only 36 hours, making Gilt.com an addictive destination for aspirational shoppers from coast to coast.

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, 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 Volkswagen of America online at http://www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

SOURCE Gilt Groupe, Inc.



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