Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 01, 2011 16:19 ET

Volkswagen Canada Achieves Sales Increase

Redesigned Jetta Continues to Lead the Way

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) - Volkswagen Canada reported sales of 4,536 for the month of March, a 6.2% improvement on last year's performance. Year-to-date, total sales of 10,634 represent a 13% increase over the same period last year.

Sales continue to be led by the all-new 2011 Jetta. The Jetta has been completely redesigned to offer customers increased size, improved performance and excellent fuel economy, all at a much lower starting price. In March, sales of 2,445 Jettas resulted in a 195% improvement over March 2010 figures.

Other Volkswagen models, including the Touareg sport utility, the Tiguan compact sport utility, and the Golf family, contributed greatly to the company's strong performance. Volkswagen's Canadian market share now stands at 3.2%.

Volkswagens equipped with TDI Clean Diesel engines once again played a significant role in the company's sales success. This award-winning technology is now available on the new Jetta, Golf and Golf Wagon, as well as on the new Touareg sport utility. It will soon be available on the new Passat mid-sized sedan, which will debut this summer. TDI Clean Diesel engines deliver all of the benefits of high mileage and tremendous durability without any compromises in drivability or cargo capacity. The combination of environmental responsibility; with the same fun-to-drive feeling found on all Volkswagens, make TDI Clean Diesel a popular choice.

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

Volkswagen March 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf/Jetta 8 74
Golf / Rabbit 915 2284
Golf GTI 144 344
New Beetle 41 131
Jetta 2,445 5,464
Eos 47 99
Passat 134 435
Tiguan 559 1,215
Routan 69 152
Touareg 174 436
TOTAL 4,536 10,634

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 www.Volkswagen.ca.

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