Volkswagen of America Sales Increase 35.6 Percent in September

Oct 03, 2011, 10:10 ET from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

  • September sales total 27,036 units, a 35.6 percent increase over prior year sales
  • Year-to-date increase of 22.2 percent
  • Chattanooga-built Passat launches with 3,176 units in first month of sales
  • First retail sales of 2012 Beetle with 722 units sold
  • 55.4 percent increase in Jetta Sedan sales vs. last year with 13,128 units
  • GTI sales up 43.4 percent and Golf up 19.4 percent
  • Touareg sales increase 104.4 percent vs. prior year
  • Tiguan sales up 22.8 percent
  • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 22.7 percent of sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VwoA) today reported 27,036 units sold in September 2011, a 35.6 percent increase over prior year sales.  Year-to-date sales are up 22.2 percent.

"We are continuing to see consumer interest in our German engineered vehicles grow as we launched the all-new Passat and Beetle in September," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  "As we enter the last quarter of the year, we anticipate Volkswagen to continue to outperform the overall industry as we expand our product portfolio and make German Engineering accessible to a larger audience."

The all-new, 2012 Volkswagen Passat went on sale September 12 with 3,176 units sold for the month.  The 2012 Beetle, also launched in September, sold 722 units during its first month of sales.  Volkswagen Jetta sales (including Sport Wagen) totaled 15,023 units, a 39.5 percent increase over last year.  GTI sales increased 43.4 percent while Golf sales rose 19.4 percent versus last year.  Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 104.4 percent and 22.8 percent sales increases, respectively.  Volkswagen's high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 22.7 percent of all September sales and 41 percent year-to-date.


VW – U.S. Snapshot

--- SEPTEMBER 2011 ---

--- YEAR-TO-DATE ---


Sep-11

Sep-10

Yr/Yr % change

Sep-11  YTD

Sep-10 YTD

Yr/Yr %

Golf

1,312

1,099

19.4%

13,854

11,303

22.6%

GTI A5/A6

1,197

835

43.4%

13,188

10,922

20.7%

Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32

2,509

1,934

29.7%

27,042

22,225

21.7%

Jetta Sedan A5/A6

13,128

8,450

55.4%

115,612

67,991

70.0%

     SportWagen  

    A5/A6

1,895

2,319

-18.3%

21,376

19,116

11.8%

Total Jetta

15,023

10,769

39.5%

136,988

87,107

57.3%

Beetle Coupe

722

662

9.1%

924

10,850

-91.5%

    Convertible

1

350

-99.7%

841

3,897

-78.4%

Total Beetle

723

1,012

-28.6%

1,765

14,747

-88.0%

Eos

558

521

7.1%

6,166

5,709

8.0%

Passat Sedan

3,176

572

455.2%

4,837

9,212

-47.5%

           Wagon

-

150

-100%

56

2,144

-97.4%

Total Passat

3,176

722

339.9%

4,893

11,356

-56.9%





VW – U.S. Snapshot

--- SEPTEMBER 2011 ---

--- YEAR-TO-DATE ---


Sep-11

Sep-10

Yr/Yr % change

Sep-11  YTD

Sep-10 YTD

Yr/Yr %

CC

1,610

2,132

-24.5%

23,329

20,893

11.7%

Tiguan

1,628

1,326

22.8%

20,016

15,282

31.0%

Touareg

656

321

104.4%

4,853

2,832

71.4%

Routan

1,153

1,206

-4.4%

10,407

12,539

-17.0%

TOTAL

27,036

19,943

35.6%

235,459

192,690

22.2%




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's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2012 Volkswagen models come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control. 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 media.vw.com to learn more.

SOURCE Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.



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