Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

March 01, 2011 17:27 ET

Volkswagen Jetta Sales Continue to Climb

Excellent Results for Redesigned Model

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Volkswagen Canada is pleased to report February sales of 3,237 new vehicles. This represents a 15% increase over last year's total of 2,821, and is the company's best-ever result for the month.

Once again, sales were led by the all-new 2011 Jetta, which posted a total of 1,532. The new Jetta has been totally redesigned to offer more space, improved performance and excellent fuel economy, at a starting price of $15,875. When compared to February of 2010, sales of the new Jetta improved by 136%.

Throughout the line, Volkswagen models such as the Touareg sport utility, the Tiguan compact sport utility, and the Golf family, delivered excellent results and contributed to a strong increase in the Brand's market share, which now stands at 3.4% in Canada.

Volkswagens equipped with TDI Clean Diesel engines play a significant role in the company's sales success. This award-winning technology is now available on the new Jetta, Golf and Golf Wagon, as well as on the new Touareg sport utility. It will soon be available on the new Passat mid-sized sedan, which will debut this summer. TDI Clean Diesel engines deliver all of the benefits of high mileage and tremendous durability without any compromises in drivability or cargo capacity. The combination of environmental responsibility; with the same fun-to-drive feeling found on all Volkswagens, make TDI Clean Diesel a popular choice.

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

Volkswagen February 2011 Year-to-date 2011
City Golf/Jetta 39 66
Golf / Rabbit 727 1369
Golf GTI 100 200
New Beetle 66 90
Jetta 1,548 3,019
Eos 32 52
Passat 171 301
Tiguan 360 656
Routan 57 83
Touareg 137 262
TOTAL 3,237 6,098

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, new Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 134 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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