2014

Volkswagen of America Announces January Sales

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported January 2010 sales of 18,019 total units, representing a 41.4 percent increase over January 2009.  January marks Volkswagen's seventh consecutive sales month of growth.  

Jetta, the top selling European nameplate in the U.S., continued to sell well and posted solid January sales results with sales of 8,893 total units.  Proving that today's consumers continue to place greater emphasis on fuel efficiency and the environment, Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models continue to gain market acceptance and accounted for 2,447 units.

Volkswagen's eye-catching CC, which blends sports car dynamics with the dimensions and comfort of a sedan, once again posted strong January results with sales of 1,891 units.  Also posting strong January results is Volkswagen's latest generation Golf and GTI with sales of 1,545 units. The Tiguan, the GTI of compact SUV's, also performed well with January sales results of 1,424 units.  All four models exemplify what the brand is all about -- attainable, fun-to-drive, and stylish German engineering

"We are pleased by the strong start to 2010," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "It's encouraging to see so many of Volkswagen's newest models continuing to gain momentum in the market place -- namely the CC, Tiguan, Golf and GTI."

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 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program.  This is important because the National Highway and 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 -------
    
                  January-10 January-09 Yr/Yr%   January-10 January-09 Yr/Yr%
                      Actual   Actual   change   YTD Actual YTD Actual change
    ------------    --------- --------  ------   ---------- ---------- ------
    Rabbit/Golf         612     823    -25.6%       612       823      -25.6%
    GTI A5/A6           933     542     72.1%       933       542       72.1%
    R32                   -     35    -100.0%         -        35     -100.0%
      Total Rabbit/
       GTI/R32        1,545   1,400    10.4%      1,545     1,400       10.4%
    Jetta Sdn         7,569   5,285    43.2%      7,569     5,285       43.2%
      SportWagen
       A5/A6          1,324     953    38.9%      1,324       953       38.9%
        Total Jetta   8,893   6,238    42.6%      8,893     6,238       42.6%
    New Beetle 
     - Coupe          1,943     573   239.1%      1,943       573      239.1%
     - Convertible      224     221     1.4%        224       221        1.4%
     Total New Beetle 2,167     794   172.9%      2,167       794      172.9%
    Eos                 325     369   -11.9%        325       369      -11.9%
    Passat Sdn          584     940   -37.9%        584       940      -37.9%
      Wgn               172     192   -10.4%        172       192      -10.4%
    
        Total Passat    756   1,132   -33.2%        756     1,132      -33.2%
    CC                1,891   1,072    76.4%      1,891     1,072       76.4%
    Tiguan            1,424     762    86.9%      1,424       762       86.9%
    Touareg             314     314     0.0%        314       314        0.0%
    Routan              704     663     6.2%        704       663        6.2%
    
    TOTAL            18,019  12,744    41.4%     18,019    12,744       41.4%
    -----            ------  ------    ----      ------    ------       ----
    

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.



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