Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

March 02, 2010 18:13 ET

Volkswagen Wins the Podium with the 2010 Canadian Car of the Year

Sales Up by 64% in February

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced today that it again increased sales for a second month by 63.9% for a total of 2,821 new vehicles (2009: 1,721).

Volkswagen credited its higher sales to its recently introduced new Golf Family, including the 2010 Canadian Car of the Year, the Golf GTI by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Other Volkswagen models enjoyed rising sales during the month, including the Tiguan (+78.5%), new Golf (+348%), and Jetta Sedan (+92.3%). 

These higher sales continued the solid start in 2010 with the rise in the Volkswagen Brand's share of the total Canadian light vehicle market to 2.81% (2009: 2.14%) as industry figures showed an increase of 24.9% against February 2009.

TDI Clean Diesel sales represented 26.4% of total Volkswagen deliveries in February 2010.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of February and Year-to-Date 2010: 

Volkswagen February 2010 Year-To-Date 2010
City Models 302 622
Rabbit / new Golf 900 1,654
GTI / Golf GTI 158 295
New Beetle 73 102
Jetta 656 1,155
Eos 38 76
Passat 191 336
Tiguan 323 623
Routan 103 147
Touareg 77 143
TOTAL 2,821 5,153

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the City Golf, new Golf, new Golf Wagon, new Golf GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 131 independent Canadian Dealers. 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.

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