Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 01, 2014 16:40 ET

Spring Weather Drives Sales at Volkswagen Canada

Engine Lineup Continues to Expand

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 1, 2014) - Winter's icy grip on the country seems to have loosened, and with that, Volkswagen Canada saw stronger sales during the last week of March. A total of 4,026 new Volkswagens were sold during the month, bringing the year-to-date figure to 11,442.

"We now have ample inventory in place for the traditional spring selling season" stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "The better weather always has a tremendous impact on sales activity."

April and May are traditionally the busiest months of the year in the car industry. In response Volkswagen has increased inventories of its most popular models, including the Jetta compact sedan. The Jetta, which saw deliveries of 2,207 units during the month of March, is now available with an all-new, powerful and lightweight 1.8L turbocharged engine.

This engine is also available in the Passat and Beetle, including the Beetle Convertible. It is an example of Volkswagen's "intelligent downsizing". Smaller, more efficient engines are coupled with turbochargers to ensure excellent performance and significant increases in fuel economy.

For those with an eye toward even greater economy, Volkswagen also offers a full lineup of vehicles powered by award-winning TDI Clean Diesel engines, as well as a turbocharged hybrid version of the Jetta.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of March 2014:

Volkswagen March 2014 Year to Date
Golf 188 719
Beetle 144 356
Jetta 2,207 6,179
Eos 42 67
Passat 536 1,556
Tiguan 741 2,136
Touareg 168 429
TOTAL 4,026 11,442

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, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, 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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