Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 02, 2010 08:45 ET

Best March in 10 Years for Volkswagen Canada Sales

Sales Up by 35%

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced today that it recorded its best March for retail deliveries in the last 10 years with a total of 4,272 new vehicles (2009: 3,156), resulting in a 35.4% gain versus the same time period last year.

Several new models contributed to this sales rise. Deliveries to Customers of the award-winning new Golf Family showed increases of 200% for the Golf, and 540% for the Golf GTI, the 2010 Canadian Car of the Year. Other Volkswagen models enjoyed rising sales during the month, including the Tiguan (+64.7%), Passat CC (+32.4%), Eos (+50.7%), and Touareg (+583%). 

The Volkswagen Brand ended the 1st quarter of 2010 with an increase in its overall share of the total Canadian light vehicle market for the month of March to 2.94% (2009: 2.48%) as industry figures showed an increase of 14.1% against the same time period in 2009.

TDI Clean Diesel sales represented nearly one-third of all Volkswagen deliveries in March 2010.

Year-to-date, Volkswagen sales are up 39.2% versus the first quarter of 2009, resulting in a market share for the first 3 months of 2.88% (2009: 2.38%).

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

Volkswagen March 2010 Year-To-Date 2010
City Models 476 1,098
Golf / Rabbit 1,480 3,134
Golf GTI 269 564
New Beetle 23 125
Jetta 829 1,984
Eos 110 186
Passat 342 678
Tiguan 514 1,137
Routan 106 253
Touareg 123 266
TOTAL 4,272 9,425

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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