Volkswagen of America Sales Increase 22 Percent in July

Aug 02, 2011, 10:47 ET from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

  • July sales total 29,066 units, a 21.7 percent increase over prior year sales
  • Best July since 2002
  • First Passat Dealer Experience Cars delivered
  • 62 percent increase in Jetta Sedan sales vs. last year
  • Best Golf sales since July 2008
  • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 24.1 percent of sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 29,066 units sold in July 2011, a 21.7 percent increase over prior year sales Year-to-date sales are up 22.2 percent.

"July was a strong month and signaled a good start for the second half of the year," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "For the seventh month in a row, we significantly outpaced the industry performance, showing strong baseline demand for our products."

Volkswagen Jetta sales (including Sport Wagen) totaled 15,713 units, a 50.9 percent increase over last year.  Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 119.3 percent and 19.5 percent sales increases, respectively.  Eos sales increased 39.9 percent over prior year, while Golf sales (total) increased 14.6 percent versus last year. Volkswagen's high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 24.1 percent of all July sales.

"With our strongest-ever line of Volkswagen products, we are pleased to see more signs the enthusiasm for our vehicles continues to grow," said Browning. "With the all-new Passat and Beetle due in dealer show rooms this fall, we are confident the momentum will continue."


VW – U.S. Snapshot

--- JULY 2011 ---

--- YEAR-TO-DATE ---


July-11

July-10

Yr/Yr % change

July-11  YTD

July-10 YTD

Yr/Yr %

Golf

1,974

1,889

4.5%

10,848

8,795

23.3%

GTI A5/A6

1,556

1,190

30.8%

10,449

9,120

14.6%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

3,530

3,079

14.6%

21,297

17,915

18.9%

Jetta Sedan A5/A6

13,383

8,262

62.0%

89,881

51,434

74.8%

     SportWagen  

    A5/A6

2,330

2,151

8.3%

17,584

14,237

23.5%

Total Jetta

15,713

10,413

50.9%

107,465

65,671

63.6%

New Beetle Coupe

0

838

-100%

202

9,322

-97.8%

    Convertible

1

511

-99.8%

840

3,208

-73.8%

Total  New Beetle

1

1,349

-99.9%

1,042

12,530

-91.7%

Eos

1,153

824

39.9%

4,868

4,578

6.3%

Passat Sedan

1,183

760

55.7%

1,347

6,971

-80.7%

           Wagon

0

172

-100%

56

1,668

-96.6%

Total Passat

1,183

932

26.9%

1,403

8,639

-83.8%





VW – U.S. Snapshot

--- JULY 2011 ---

--- YEAR-TO-DATE ---


July-11

July-10

Yr/Yr % change

July-11  YTD

July-10 YTD

Yr/Yr %

CC

3,006

3,394

-11.4%

19,348

16,159

19.7%

Tiguan

2,351

1,968

19.5%

16,382

12,358

32.6%

Touareg

522

238

119.3%

3,616

2,269

59.4%

Routan

1,607

1,683

-4.5%

7,770

9,773

-20.5%

TOTAL

29,066

23,880

21.7%

183,191

149,892

22.2%




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, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.  All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC).  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.

SOURCE Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.



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