Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

July 05, 2011 15:11 ET

Ninth Consecutive All-time Record for Volkswagen Canada

Monthly Sales Outperform Canadian Market Results

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - For the ninth consecutive time, Volkswagen Canada is pleased to report that monthly sales have set an all-time high. With 5,006 new vehicles sold during the month of June, the company has broken its previous high water mark, set in 2001. The figure is 12% above last year's total.

Year-to-date, sales of 26,942 are 18% above the same period last year, significantly outperforming the total light vehicle industry in Canada, which is up just 2.7% year-to-date.

The all-new 2011 Jetta continued its strong performance, posting 2,580 for the month, resulting in a year-to-date total of 14,041, making it one of the top ten selling cars in Canada.

Sales of both Volkswagen sport utilities, the Tiguan compact and the Touareg mid-size remained robust. The Golf family, including the hatchback, wagon and sporty GTI, experienced another solid month, accounting for 1,363 sales.

Volkswagen, with a wide range of vehicles in virtually all segments, has combined sportiness, safety and value in all of its vehicles. A range of available engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel, deliver excellent fuel economy while providing robust performance in a fun-to-drive package.

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

Volkswagen June 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf/Jetta 7 92
Golf / Rabbit 1,208 6,059
Golf GTI 155 862
New Beetle 16 191
Jetta 2,582 14,068
Eos 92 408
Passat 142 871
Tiguan 534 2,986
Routan 106 508
Touareg 164 897
TOTAL 5,006 26,942

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, new Jetta, Eos, Passat, 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.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

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