Volkswagen Reports March Results - a March Record for Jetta and Passat

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Volkswagen of America

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America
 reported sales of 30,618 in March in the United States, representing the
 German automaker's second-best March here in more than two decades.  Compared
 to last year's record setter of 31,675, this month represents a slight drop of
 3.3 percent.
     For the year, Volkswagen has sold 75,027 new cars in the U.S., compared to
 2000's pace of 82,621.
     March signified a very strong month for Volkswagen's new Passat model that
 recently went on sale.  Even with new Passat wagon availability still ramping
 up, Volkswagen recorded a March record for the Passat model with sales of
 8,226, up 6.8 percent from last year's 7,704.
     The automaker's number-one selling Jetta model also recorded a best-ever
 March with sales of 12,810, an increase of 6.2 percent over last year's
 12,058.  It remains America's best-selling European nameplate.
     The Golf also set a milestone for March with sales of 2,299, up 20.7
 percent (versus 1,905).
 
 

SOURCE Volkswagen of America
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America
 reported sales of 30,618 in March in the United States, representing the
 German automaker's second-best March here in more than two decades.  Compared
 to last year's record setter of 31,675, this month represents a slight drop of
 3.3 percent.
     For the year, Volkswagen has sold 75,027 new cars in the U.S., compared to
 2000's pace of 82,621.
     March signified a very strong month for Volkswagen's new Passat model that
 recently went on sale.  Even with new Passat wagon availability still ramping
 up, Volkswagen recorded a March record for the Passat model with sales of
 8,226, up 6.8 percent from last year's 7,704.
     The automaker's number-one selling Jetta model also recorded a best-ever
 March with sales of 12,810, an increase of 6.2 percent over last year's
 12,058.  It remains America's best-selling European nameplate.
     The Golf also set a milestone for March with sales of 2,299, up 20.7
 percent (versus 1,905).
 
 SOURCE  Volkswagen of America