Volkswagen of America Sales Increase 35.6 Percent in September
- 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
HERNDON, Va. — 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 – US Snapshot||YEAR TO DATE|
|Jetta – Sedan A5/A6||13,128||8,450||55.4%||115.612||67,991||70.0%|
|Jetta – SportWagen A5/A6||1,895||2,319||-18.3%||21,376||19,116||11.8%|
|New Beetle – Coupe||722||662||9.1%||924||10,850||91.5%|
|New Beetle – Convertible||1||350||-99.7%||841||3,897||78.4%|
|Total New Beetle||723||1,012||-28.6%||1,765||14,747||88.0%|
|Passat – Sedan||3,176||572||455.2%||4,837||9,212||47.5%|
|Passat – Wagon||–||150||-100%||56||2,144||97.4%|
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 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.