Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

March 02, 2012 15:07 ET

Strong February Results for Volkswagen Canada

Maintains Record Pace

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2012) - Volkswagen Canada reported a total of 3,539 new vehicles sold by its 135 Canadian dealers during the month of February, making it the most successful ever. Year-to-date, 2012 has also produced the best results in the company's 60 year history in Canada.

"Our strong product lineup and a great group of Dealers across the country have struck a chord with the Canadian consumer," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.

Leading the way were sales of the redesigned Jetta, which posted a total of 1,543 units. Significant deliveries of the new Passat (536), Golf (826) and Tiguan (353) compact sport utility were also reported.

Later this month, Volkswagen will introduce the 256 horsepower, all-wheel drive Golf R. The car is the ultimate expression of the Golf family, and will be available in limited numbers.

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 February 2012:

Volkswagen February 2012 Year-to-Date
Golf 738 1,314
Golf GTI 88 167
Beetle 76 137
Jetta 1,543 3,056
Eos 38 54
Passat 536 852
Tiguan 353 707
Routan 26 60
Touareg 141 301
TOTAL 3,539 6,648

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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