Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

September 02, 2010 10:31 ET

Volkswagen Continues on Record Pace

Dealers Eagerly Awaiting Launch of All-new 2011 Jetta.

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced August new vehicle sales of 3,369 units. Year-to-date, The company remains on track to have it's best year ever, with sales of 30,135 topping last year's sales of 26,611 during the same period.

Volkswagen Dealers are in the final phases of their inventory sell-down through the "Volksfest" Sales Event, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the all-new 2011 Jetta, which will be in Dealerships at the end of September. Sales of the 2010 Jetta remain strong, with 739 units delivered during the month of August. 

Sales of the new Golf continue to improve, with August figures 185% greater than the same period last year. The new Golf GTI, was also up by 187% for the month.

TDI Clean Diesel, Volkswagen's fuel-saving alternative, is available on the Jetta, Golf and Touareg sport utility models and offers customers an ultra-high mileage alternative without sacrificing drivability. It currently makes up 29% of new Volkswagen sales as Canadian customers seek to get the most out of their motoring dollar.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of August and Year-to-Date 2010: 

Volkswagen July 2010 Year-To-Date 2010
City Models 259 2,914
Golf / Rabbit 1,072 9,353
Golf GTI 212 1,560
New Beetle 64 586
Jetta 739 7,136
Eos 59 643
Passat 321 2,624
Tiguan 547 4,049
Routan 78 784
Touareg 18 486
TOTAL 3,369 30,135

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 City Golf, new Golf, new Golf Wagon, new Golf GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 131 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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