Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

February 02, 2012 14:15 ET

Record January for Volkswagen Canada

Sixty Years in Canada

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - After finishing 2011 with its best-ever sales result, Volkswagen Canada has picked up where it left off by establishing a new record for January sales. A total of 3,109 new Volkswagens were sold from its 135 Canadian dealers during the month.

"We are looking forward to a full year of sales of the all-new Passat," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "The Canadian market is very competitive, and we believe we have solid players in all categories, particularly the Jetta, Golf, and Tiguan."

The Jetta continues to be the top-selling car for the brand, posting January sales of 1,513. Sales of the Golf family were 655, and a total of 316 all-new Passats were sold.

Soon to join the lineup will be the 256 horsepower, all-wheel drive Golf R, which was recently shown at the Montreal Autoshow. Shortly thereafter, it will be joined by the all-new CC four door coupe.

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. Over the years, many significant milestones have been reached, with many more yet to come.

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

Volkswagen January 2012
Golf 576
Golf GTI 79
Beetle 61
Jetta 1,513
Eos 16
Passat 316
Tiguan 354
Routan 34
Touareg 160
TOTAL 3,109

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.

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