Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

October 03, 2011 13:43 ET

Big Gains for Volkswagen Canada

All New Passat Now on Sale

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - For the twelfth consecutive month, new vehicle sales at Volkswagen Canada have set an all-time high. In September, 4,630 Volkswagens were sold nationwide, representing a 41% increase over the same period last year.

Through the first nine months, 40,396 Volkswagens have been sold, a full 21% above last year's total.

"By repositioning our lineup, we are now able to offer Canadians the right sized car, with the right features, at the right price", stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.

The top selling model remains the all-new Jetta. It is larger than the previous model, and still offers improved fuel economy and a fresh, modern look to go along with a significantly lower starting price. In September, 2,402 were sold, bringing its year-to-date total up to 20,969, an increase of 164% over 2010.

Now arriving in showrooms across the country is the newest member of the Volkswagen family, the mid-sized Passat. The 2012 Passat has been completely redesigned inside and out. Its look is clean and elegant, and the interior offers significantly more space. The Passat features a choice of three engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of September 2011:

Volkswagen September 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf 0 93
Golf 1,257 9,613
Golf GTI 180 1,365
New Beetle 5 202
Jetta 2,402 20,969
Eos 38 621
Passat 283 1,523
Tiguan 305 4,090
Routan 67 697
Touareg 93 1,223
TOTAL 4,630 40,396

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 Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 133 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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