Volkswagen reports 42.5 percent increase in February U.S. Sales
- February sales total 30,577 units, a 42.5 percent increase over prior year sales
- Passat, the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 8,189 units its best month since August 2001
- Tiguan sold 2,280 units, its best February ever
- Jetta sedan achieved 11,694 units, up 11.4 percent versus the prior year
- High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in February, up 54.6 percent versus the prior month
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) reported 30,577 units sold in February, a 42.5 percent increase over prior year sales and best February since 1973.
“February’s strong sales of 30,577 units and back-to-back record months reflects the increasing consumer confidence in the marketplace and strong interest for our products,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “With escalating fuel prices, we anticipate increased demand for our full-range of fuel efficient vehicles, particularly our TDI Clean Diesel models, to continue into the spring selling season.”
The Passat, recently named the #1 Family Car for 2012 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, continues to be a success in the competitive mid-size sedan segment with 8,189 units for the month of February.
Jetta sedan remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,694, its best February ever.
The 2012 Beetle sold 1,303 units. The TDI Clean Diesel Coupe was unveiled this month at the Chicago Auto Show; it will go on sale late summer 2012.
The Tiguan continued strong sales with 2,280 units sold, marking the best February ever. The Touareg vehicles saw an increase in sales with 65.1 percent with 723 units sold.
Volkswagen’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in February, a 54.6 percent increase versus the prior month.
|VW – U.S. Snapshot||— February 2012 —||— YEAR-TO-DATE —|
|Total Golf R/Golf/GTI/R32||2,753||2,472||11.4%||5,403||4,476||20.7%|
|Jetta – Sedan||11,694||10,495||11.4%||21,258||20,237||5.0%|
|Jetta – SportWagen||1,144||2,097||-45.4%||2,542||3,815||-33.4%|
|Beetle – Coupe||1,303||53||2358.5%||2,704||160||1590.0%|
|Beetle – Convertible||–||203||-100.0%||–||367||-100.0%|
|Passat – Sedan||8,189||56||14523.2%||14,507||132||10890.2%|
|Passat – Wagon||–||15||-100.0%||–||47||-100.0%|
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 vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.