Volkswagen of America Announces 18.5 Percent Increase in February Sales

All-new Jetta leads sales, with strong performances from CC and Tiguan

Mar 01, 2011, 17:11 ET from Volkswagen of America, Inc.

HERNDON, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 21,461 units sold in February 2011, an 18.5 percent increase over prior year sales.  The company has sold 39,862 vehicles in the first two months of the year, a 10.3 percent increase over 2010.

"We are excited to see such a strong performance from the all-new Jetta, particularly in the TDI Clean Diesel," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "As gas prices increase, Volkswagen is providing our customers with a range of high mileage vehicles powered by TDI Clean Diesel technology – including the upcoming all-new Passat, which is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway."

TDI Clean Diesel models represented 19.6 percent of overall sales for the brand.  More than 57 percent of Golf vehicles sold in February were TDI models – a record high diesel mix for the Golf.

The sporty CC enjoyed a dramatic 68.4 sales increase. Tiguan sales increased 28.5 percent.

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, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, Passat, Passat Wagon, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2011 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 ----------


February-11 Actual

February-10 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

February-11  YTD Actual

February-10 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

Golf

1,089

810

34.4%

2,124

1,422

49.4%

GTI A5/A6

1,383

1,278

8.2%

2,352

2,211

6.4%

R32

-

(1)

-100.0%

-

(1)

-100.0%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,472

2,087

18.4%

4,476

3,632

23.2%

Jetta Sdn A5/A6

10,494

6,430

63.2%

20,236

13,999

44.6%

        SportWagen A5/A6

2,097

1,398

50.0%

3,815

2,722

40.2%

Total Jetta

12,591

7,828

60.8%

24,051

16,721

43.8%

New Beetle - Coupe

53

1,430

-96.3%

160

3,373

-95.3%


Convertible

203

311

-34.7%

367

535

-31.4%

Total  New Beetle

256

1,741

-85.3%

527

3,908

-86.5%

Eos

422

355

18.9%

671

680

-1.3%

Passat Sdn

56

1,383

-96.0%

132

1,967

-93.3%

           Wgn

15

244

-93.9%

47

416

-88.7%

Total Passat

71

1,627

-95.6%

179

2,383

-92.5%

CC

2,329

1,383

68.4%

3,712

3,274

13.4%

Tiguan

2,172

1,690

28.5%

3,711

3,114

19.2%

Touareg

438

285

53.7%

933

599

55.8%

Routan

710

1,120

-36.6%

1,602

1,824

-12.2%








TOTAL

21,461

18,116

18.5%

39,862

36,135

10.3%




Contact:  Corey Proffitt of Volkswagen of America, Inc., +1-703-364-7672, corey.proffitt@vw.com

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.



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