Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

May 01, 2009 17:37 ET

Volkswagen Canada Increases Both Its Sales and Market Share in April 2009

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) - Volkswagen Canada announced that it increased both its vehicle sales and its market share for the month of April despite a Canadian passenger vehicle market that fell 17.8% in April 2009 versus the same month in 2008. It sold 3,496 new vehicles to post a 3.4% increase in sales in Canada against April 2008, and also raised its market share of the total Canadian industry to 2.4% compared to 1.9% in the same time period last year. The Volkswagen brand took 3.9% of the Canadian passenger car market in April compared to 3.3% the previous year, as well as grew its SUV and minivan sales by 465.3% during the month versus the same time period in 2008.

A number of recently introduced models continued to provide growth for Volkswagen's sales in Canada. The multiple-award winning BlueMotionTechnologies TDI Clean Diesel engine accelerated sales of both the Jetta and Jetta Wagon models during the month, resulting in an overall increase in sales of both models of 63.5% in April compared with 2008. The Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV saw its sales hit a new high in April. AJAC's 2009 Best New Family Car over $30,000, the Passat CC, also had its best sales month ever.

Year-to-date April 2009, Volkswagen has delivered 10,266 new vehicles in Canada and raised its overall share of the market to 2.4% over the first four months of the year.

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


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Volkswagen           April 2009       Full-Year 2009
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City Golf                   577                1,483
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City Jetta                  209                  766
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Rabbit                      624                1,558
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GTI                          88                  196
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New Beetle                   88                  214
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Jetta                       960                3,304
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Eos                         110                  239
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Passat                      303                  859
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Tiguan                      428                1,157
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Routan                       82                  384
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Touareg                      27                  106
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TOTAL                     3,496               10,266
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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 manufacturers of passenger vehicles and is Europe's largest automotive manufacturer.

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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