Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 04, 2012 12:50 ET

Record First Quarter for Volkswagen Canada

Sales of Jetta and Passat Continue to Impress

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 4, 2012) - Volkswagen Canada continued its string of record months after a March sales total of 5,064 new vehicles was posted by its 135 Canadian dealers. Year-to-date, the company has seen its sales figures rise more than 10% over last year's numbers to 11,712.

"A lineup full of newly redesigned models at aggressive prices has given our Dealers a powerful selling tool," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.

Sales of the recently redesigned Jetta numbered 1,940 in March. Year-to-date Jetta sales now total 4,996, making it one of the top selling cars in Canada.

Launched last fall, the all-new Passat has made impressive gains. In March, 718 Passats were delivered, a figure 535% over last year. Year-to-date, the Passat is up over 360% to 1,570 total units. The Passat has been completely redesigned and is larger than ever before, with a starting price under $24,000.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Volkswagen Canada. Founded in September of 1952, the company has been a proud part of the Canadian automotive landscape from its most humble beginnings, and is looking forward to the next chapter in its history.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of March 2012:

Volkswagen March 2012 Year-to-Date
Golf 1160 2,474
Golf GTI 117 284
Beetle 226 363
Jetta 1,940 4,996
Eos 89 143
Passat 718 1,570
Tiguan 605 1,312
Routan 90 150
Touareg 119 420
TOTAL 5,064 11,712

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 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.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

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