Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

May 01, 2013 11:51 ET

New April Milestone for Volkswagen Canada

Strongest Lineup Ever

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Bolstered by a solid lineup, April sales for Volkswagen Canada came in at record levels for the sixteenth consecutive month. Company sales of 6,248 new cars and light trucks were 11% above last year's total (5,620). Year-to-date, the news is also very positive as Volkswagen has delivered 19,416 vehicles, bettering last year by 12% (17,332).

"Our entire lineup is more affordable than ever," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We have built a reputation for offering European design and quality while offering excellent value."

The Jetta remains the top-seller in the lineup, accounting for 2,814 units last month. Year-to-date, Jetta sales are 52% greater than last year.

Sales of the Volkswagen Tiguan compact sport utility were also particularly strong. A total of 641 were delivered, which was 19% more than from the same period in 2012. Now available from a starting price of under $25,000, the Tiguan combines the style and performance of the iconic GTI along with the rugged good looks and carrying capacity of a sport utility vehicle.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of April 2013:

Volkswagen April 2013 Year-to-Date
Golf 1,289 3,786
Beetle 393 842
Jetta 2,814 9,838
Eos 108 230
Passat 753 2,194
Tiguan 641 1,778
Routan 40 95
Touareg 210 653
TOTAL 6,248 19,416

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, 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, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 136 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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