SOURCE: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen of America

May 01, 2014 10:07 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports April 2014 Sales

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) -

  • April sales total 30,831 units
  • Passat delivered 9,315 units for the month
  • Jetta sedan delivered10,858 units for the month
  • Tiguan delivered1,998 units for the month
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 30.6 percent of sales in April, marking the best April for TDI vehicles on record
    • Passat TDI sales were 3,923, representing 42.1 percent of sales of the vehicle marking the best April and best year-to-date ever.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 30,831 units delivered in April. 

"April was a strong month for TDI Clean Diesels and we are thrilled to see more consumers lured by the fuel economy and range benefits these engines provide," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. "As we move through the year we are looking forward to the introduction of even more fuel efficient Clean Diesel engines, and importantly, the launch of the all-new Golf coming this summer."

Total Jetta deliveries for April, including SportWagen, accounted for 12,934 units. Volkswagen debuted the 2015 Model Year Jetta at the New York International Auto Show featuring new styling, driver assistance systems, improved fuel efficiency, and enhanced content. The 2015 model year Jetta will arrive in showrooms later this year. 

The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 9,315 units delivered for the month. In April the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment, delivered 3,923 clean diesels or 42.1 percent of total Passat sales. This marks the best April ever for Passat TDI® Clean Diesel.

As Volkswagen prepares for the launch of the all-new family of Golf vehicles, sales of the current generation were 1,798 units. The much anticipated, all-new 2015 model Golf and GTI will go on sale later this summer.

Starting today, consumers can embark on their new vehicle shopping experience through the all-new VW.com. Drawing inspiration from the online dating and e-commerce sites that provide such high customer satisfaction, Volkswagen is confident that the all-new VW.com will make the VW buying experience as pleasurable as the VW driving experience.

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April 2014 Sales
  Apr. 14 Apr.13 Yr/Yr% change   Apr.14 YTD Apr. 13 YTD Yr/Yr% change
Golf 832 1,435 -42.0%   3,398 6,192 -45.1%
GTI 966 1,023 -5.6%   3,736 4,098 -8.8%
Golf R - 149 -100.0%   14 840 -98.3%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 1,798 2,607 -31.0%   7,148 11,130 -35.8%
Jetta Sedan 10,858 11,110 -2.3%   43,597 43,469 0.3%
SportWagen 2,076 1,968 5.5%   6,705 7,104 -5.6%
Total Jetta 12,934 13,078 -1.1%   50,302 50,573 -0.5%
Beetle Coupe 1,282 1,980 -35.3%   6,487 9,300 -30.2%
Convertible 1,365 1,699 -19.7%   4,327 4,389 -1.4%
Total Beetle 2,647 3,679 -28.1%   10,814 13,689 -21%
Eos 365 487 -25.1%   1,073 1,464 -26.7%
Passat 9,315 9,069 2.7%   33,598 34,978 -3.9%
CC 946 1,655 -42.8%   3,920 5,740 -31.7%
Tiguan 1,998 2,488 -19.7%   8,109 10,439 -22.3%
Touareg 597 578 3.3%   2,162 3,102 -30.3%
Routan 231 3 7600%   1,028 707 45.4%
TOTAL 30,831 33,644 -8.4%   118,154 131,822 -10.4%
               

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 640 independent U.S. dealers.

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