Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

April 01, 2009 16:47 ET

Volkswagen Canada Announces Its March 2009 Sales and "Autobahn for All" Featuring Unprecedented Offers

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) - Volkswagen Canada has announced that its sales totalled 3,156 new units for March 2009. Despite the difficult economic situation facing the Canadian automotive industry, Volkswagen increased its share of the passenger vehicle market to 2.4% year-to-date versus 2.1% in the same time period in 2008. A number of recently introduced models saw significant increases during the month, including sales of its Jetta models up by 60.6% versus March of last year led by its award-winning fuel-efficient BlueMotion TDI Clean Diesel models. Volkswagen also recorded its best sales month for its AJAC award-winning Passat CC introduced last October, and for its popular compact SUV Tiguan model.

Year-to-date March 2009, Volkswagen has delivered 6,770 new vehicles in Canada.

Volkswagen also announced the "Autobahn for All" sales event for April. Autobahn for All is a fully integrated sales and creative marketing campaign featuring 0% retail APR up to 36 months for all 2009 model year Volkswagen models, a trend-setting rate never before offered by the company for its full model line-up.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of March 2009 and full-year 2009 were:



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Volkswagen March 2009 Full-Year 2009
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City Golf 448 906
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City Jetta 232 557
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Rabbit 493 934
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GTI 42 108
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New Beetle 58 126
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Jetta 1,094 2,344
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Eos 73 129
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Passat 289 556
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Tiguan 312 729
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Routan 97 302
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Touareg 18 79
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TOTAL 3,156 6,770
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About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario, and is 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.

Volkswagen sells the City Golf, City Jetta, Rabbit, GTI, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, Jetta Sedan, Jetta TDI Clean Diesel, GLI, Jetta Wagon, Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel, Eos, Passat Sedan, Passat CC, Passat Wagon, Tiguan, Routan, Touareg, and Touareg TDI Clean Diesel through nearly 130 independent Canadian Dealers.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.vw.ca, and explore its BlueMotionTechnologies at www.tdicurious.ca.

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