2014

Volkswagen of America Announces 14.9% Increase for September Sales Jetta Leads the Way with Strong Month and First Sales of All-New 2011 Model

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported September sales of 19,943 total units, for an increase of 14.9 percent over September 2009.  Year-to-date sales for the entire line of Volkswagen vehicles were up 20.6 percent over 2009.

Jetta led the way with sales of 10,769 vehicles, marking a 12.6 percent increase over last year and the best sales month for Jetta since August 2009.  Consumers began purchasing the all-new 2011 Jetta that arrived in showrooms late in the month.

Volkswagen's line of industry-leading clean diesel TDI models also showed particular strength in September with the second highest TDI mix ever at 27 percent of all Volkswagen vehicles sold during the month, indicating a growing importance of clean diesel TDI vehicles to consumers.

Vehicles across the Volkswagen line showed strength in September.  Combined Golf and GTI sales were up 252 percent; Tiguan sales were up 49.7 percent; Routan sales were up 33.9 percent; and Passat sedan sales showed a 10.6 percent increase for the month.

"Sales of Volkswagen's full line of products continued to grow in September," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "The Jetta, which is core to our growth plans in North America, showed a strong month with the very first sales of the all-new 2011 Jetta.  Our clean diesel TDI vehicles also showed strength, indicating consumers are increasingly seeking the performance and benefits of Volkswagen's TDI technology."

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 Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.


VW-US Snapshot





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



September-10
Actual

September-09
Actual

Yr/Yr %
change


September-10
YTD Actual

September-09 YTD
Actual

Yr/Yr %
change


Rabbit/Golf

1,099

253

334.4%


11,303

5,678

99.1%


GTI A5/A6

835

295

183.1%


10,922

5,419

101.6%


R32

-

-

         N/A


-

139

-100.0%


Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

1,934

548

252.9%


22,225

11,236

97.8%


Jetta Sdn A5/A6

8,450

8,778

-3.7%


67,991

69,287

-1.9%


        SportWagen A5/A6

2,319

790

193.5%


19,116

11,874

61.0%


Total Jetta

10,769

9,568

12.6%


87,107

81,161

7.3%


New Beetle - Coupe

662

1,290

-48.7%


10,850

7,977

36.0%


                  - Convertible

350

370

-5.4%


3,897

3,669

6.2%


Total  New Beetle

1,012

1,660

-39.0%


14,747

11,646

26.6%


Eos

521

516

1.0%


5,709

5,915

-3.5%


Passat Sdn

572

517

10.6%


9,212

7,384

24.8%


           Wgn

150

147

2.0%


2,144

1,779

20.5%


Total Passat

722

664

8.7%


11,356

9,163

23.9%


CC

2,132

2,290

-6.9%


20,893

15,187

37.6%


Tiguan

1,326

886

49.7%


15,282

9,839

55.3%


Touareg

321

325

-1.2%


2,832

2,994

-5.4%


Routan

1,206

901

33.9%


12,539

12,639

-0.8%











TOTAL

19,943

17,358

14.9%


192,690

159,780

20.6%




 

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.



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