Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

December 01, 2009 15:25 ET

Volkswagen Sales Up by 12% Driven by Launch of the New Golf

2010 Golf TDI Clean Diesel named Green Vehicle of the Year

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) - Volkswagen Canada announced that it increased its sales by 12.3% in November over the same time period in 2008 as it sold 3,190 new vehicles after its new 2010 Golf TDI Clean Diesel was named the Green Vehicle of the Year last week by Auto123.com.

Retail deliveries of its new 2010 Golf Family models, including the new Golf, new Golf Wagon, and new Golf GTI, helped drive Volkswagen's sales upwards. Consumers responded positively to the news that the 2010 new Golf Wagon was voted by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) as Canada's Best New Family Sedan (under $30k), and that the 2010 Golf GTI is the Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50k) in Canada. Both the new Golf hatchback and Golf Wagon are available with Volkswagen's award-winning TDI Clean Diesel engine, which together with sales of its Jetta and Touareg SUV, accounted for 35% of the Ajax-based company's overall sales to Canadians for the month.

Sales of other Volkswagen models also rose rapidly versus November 2008, including its GTI of Small SUVs, the Tiguan (+118%), and the Passat (+16%).

With one month left before the close of the 2009 calendar year, Volkswagen has delivered 36,854 new vehicles in Canada from January to November up by 1.2% in a Canadian new vehicle market that is down by 12.5% year-to-date.

Volkswagen has gained 30 points of market share versus the same time period in 2008 for a total of 2.7% from January to November 2009.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of November 2009 and full-year 2009 were:


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Volkswagen                  November 2009         Full-Year 2009
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City Models                           439                  7,958
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Rabbit / new Golf                     963                  5,628
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GTI / Golf GTI                        156                    935
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New Beetle                             40                    835
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Jetta                                 693                 10,946
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Eos                                    43                    748
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Passat                                251                  2,919
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Tiguan                                392                  4,669
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Routan                                 71                  1,446
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Touareg                               142                    770
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TOTAL                               3,190                 36,854
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About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Volkswagen sells the City Golf, new Golf, new Golf Wagon, new Golf GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 130 independent Canadian Dealers.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca, and explore its BlueMotionTechnologies at www.TDICurious.ca.

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