Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

September 01, 2011 15:06 ET

Volkswagen Canada Continues to Post Record Results

New Jetta GLI Model Joins Lineup This Month

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - New vehicle sales at Volkswagen Canada remained strong during the month of August as the company reported sales of 4,302. This represents a new record high for the month, and marks the eleventh consecutive record total. The results were a 28% improvement over the same period last year, when 3,369 Volkswagens were sold.

Year-to-date sales of 35,766 are also well above the 30,135 from last year, reflecting an increase of 19%.

"We are very pleased with our results, which have come about thanks to a renewed focus on the Canadian market, coupled with a combination of great products, and outstanding value," states John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.

One of the best selling cars in Canada, the all-new Jetta is larger than its predecessor, yet still offers improved fuel economy and a fresh, modern look to go along with a significantly lower starting price. During the month of August, 2,176 were sold, bringing its year-to-date total up to 18,567, an increase of 260% over 2010.

This month, the newest member of the Jetta family, the high performance Jetta GLI will arrive at Dealerships throughout Canada. The 2012 GLI will feature a 200 hp turbocharged engine, sport suspension, and a host of features designed to enhance the performance and curb appeal of this popular model.

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

Volkswagen August 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf 0 93
Golf 1,166 8,356
Golf GTI 162 1,185
New Beetle 1 197
Jetta 2,176 18,567
Eos 73 583
Passat 215 1,240
Tiguan 355 3,785
Routan 53 630
Touareg 101 1,130
TOTAL 4,302 35,766

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, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, 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.

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