Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

August 01, 2014 10:28 ET

Volkswagen Canada Sales Continue to Heat Up

2015 Models Now Arriving

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2014) - Just as summer temperatures have skyrocketed, so have sales at Volkswagen Canada. In July, the company established a new all-time record with sales of 7,706 new cars and light trucks through the company's 136 dealers. This bested last year's figure by 51%. Year-to-date, 38,322 new Volkswagens have been sold in Canada, a 5% increase over last year's record pace.

In its first full month on the market, the all-new, 7th generation 2015 Golf proved extremely popular. Combined sales of the Golf family, including the sporty GTI and roomy Golf Wagon numbered 1,623.

The top-selling car in the Volkswagen lineup continues to be the Jetta sedan. Now offering an all-new, 1.8 litre direct-injected turbocharged engine, the Jetta delivers European styling and dynamics coupled with roominess normally seen only in much larger vehicles. During July, a total of 3,639 Jettas were sold.

Coming next month, the Golf will join the Jetta, Passat, Beetle, Golf Wagon and Touareg in offering a TDI Clean Diesel engine option. These engines have been further optimized for the 2015 model year and now offer even more power despite improving fuel efficiency by almost 10%.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of July 2014:

Volkswagen July 2014 Year to Date
Golf 1,623 4,226
Beetle 168 1,319
Jetta 3,639 20,078
Eos 47 311
Passat 813 4,875
Tiguan 1,209 6,308
Touareg 207 1,205
TOTAL 7,706 38,322

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, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 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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