Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

February 02, 2010 15:22 ET

Volkswagen Sales Up by 23% in January

Solid Start to the New Year with Increased Market Share

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced that it increased its sales by 23.2% during the month of January versus the same time period last year for a total of 2,332 new vehicles (2009: 1,893). This solid start to the New Year was combined with growth in the Volkswagen Brand's share of the total Canadian light vehicle market to 2,86% (2009: 2.46%) as industry figures showed an increase of 6,2% against January 2009.

Volkswagen credited higher sales of its recently introduced new Golf Family, including 2 of the 3 finalists for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's 2010 Canadian Car of the Year, the Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel and the Golf GTI. The Touareg TDI Clean Diesel, AJAC finalist for 2010 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, contributed to a 164.0 % increase in overall Touareg sales vs. January 2009. Both the 2010 Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards will be announced on February 11 at the upcoming Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Other models enjoyed sales rises during the month, including Tiguan (+27.1%) and Jetta Sedan (+12.9%). TDI Clean Diesel sales represented 30.8% of total Volkswagen deliveries in January.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of January 2010:

Volkswagen January 2010
City Models 320
Rabbit / new Golf 754
GTI / Golf GTI 137
New Beetle 29
Jetta 499
Eos 38
Passat 145
Tiguan 300
Routan 44
Touareg 66
TOTAL 2,332

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, the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, 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.

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