Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

December 01, 2011 15:36 ET

New Models Drive Sales at Volkswagen Canada

Fourteen Consecutive Record Months

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2011) - For the fourteenth consecutive month, new vehicle sales at Volkswagen Canada have set a record. A total of 4,015 cars were sold at Canadian Dealerships during the month of November, bettering last year's mark of 3,934.

Through the first eleven months of the year, 49,039 Volkswagens have been sold, an 18% increase over the same period in 2010. This figure has already established 2011 as the most successful in the company's 59 year history in Canada.

"With ample supply of the new Passat at our Dealers, along with the recent introduction of the Beetle, Tiguan and Jetta GLI, our product lineup is broad enough to appeal to most Canadian car shoppers," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.

Leading the way continues to be the Jetta, which posted sales of 1,855 during the month. Year-to-date, 25,142 have been sold, making it one of the top-selling cars in Canada.

The 2012 Passat is now available in Dealerships across the country. Larger and with a much lower price tag, the new Passat was recently named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year. With November sales of 454 reflecting a 114% increase over last year's figure, it appears that Canadian car buyers have already caught on. Available from $23,975, the Passat offers a choice of three engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel.

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

Volkswagen November 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf 0 93
Golf 848 11,340
Golf GTI 113 1,638
Beetle 78 282
Jetta 1,855 25,142
Eos 31 683
Passat 454 2,636
Tiguan 417 4,928
Routan 58 789
Touareg 161 1,508
TOTAL 4,015 49,039

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 135 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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