SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

May 01, 2013 09:54 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports April Sales

April Sales Total 33,644 Units Delivered

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA)

  • April sales total 33,644 units, representing an 10.3 percent decrease versus the prior year
  • Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 9,069 units for the month, 30.8 percent TDI® Clean Diesel
  • Jetta Sedan achieved 11,110 sales in April
  • Best year-to-date sales of Tiguan with 10,439 units delivered through April and 2,488 for the month
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 21.7 percent of sales in April and 21.5 percent of sales year to date, the best year to date on record.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 33,644 units delivered in April, a 10.3 percent decrease over prior year sales.

"While it was a challenging month, particularly in the compact and midsize sedan segments, we remain solidly focused on our long term growth strategy," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "In spite of segment challenges with robust competition, the Jetta sedan and Passat showed strength in April and so far this year." 

Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 11,110 units. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 1,968 units.

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with 9,069 units sold. Over 30 percent of the Passat's sold were TDI® Clean Diesels. Last week, Volkswagen announced it will begin offering a new, value-oriented Wolfsburg Edition later this spring. Building on the well-equipped S model, the Passat Wolfsburg Edition adds distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels, perforated V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, satellite radio, and a Media Device-Interface (MDI) with an iPod® cable. The 2013 Passat Wolfsburg Edition is priced at $23,495, and will go on sale in late spring.

The Beetle and Beetle Convertible delivered 1,980 and 1,699 units, respectively, for the month. The Beetle R-Line® Coupe is due to arrive in showrooms in early May, with a 210-horsepower turbocharged engine, an increase of 10 horsepower over the current Beetle Turbo with an anticipated fuel economy improvement.

The Tiguan saw a significant increase in sales with 2,488 units sold, marking the best year-to-date ever for the vehicle.

Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,607 units.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 21.7 percent of sales in April, and 21.5 percent for the year, the best year-to-date ever.

April 2013 SALES

    April13   April12   Yr/Yr% change   April13 YTD   April12 YTD   Yr/Yr% change
Golf   1,435   1,807   -20.6%   6,192   5,915   4.7%
GTI   1,023   1,717   -40.4%   4,098   5,910   -30.7%
Golf R   149   352   -57.7%   840   1,087   -22.7%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   2,607   3,876   -32.7%   11,130   12,912   -13.8%
Jetta Sedan   11,110   13,754   -19.2%   43,469   47,959   -9.4%
  SportWagen   1,968   1,904   3.4%   7,104   6,465   9.9%
Total Jetta   13,078   15,658   -16.5%   50,573   54,424   -7.1%
Beetle Coupe   1,980   2,065   -4.1%   9,300   6,738   38.0%
  Convertible   1,699   -   -   4,389   -   -
Total Beetle   3,679   2,065   78.2%   13,689   6,738   103.2%
Eos   487   735   -33.7%   1,464   2,183   -32.9%
Passat Sedan   9,069   10,096   -10.2%   34,978   34,635   1.0%
CC   1,655   1,136   45.7%   5,740   5,291   8.5%
Tiguan   2,488   2,333   6.6%   10,439   9,580   9.0%
Touareg   578   718   -19.5%   3,102   3,020   2.7%
Routan   3   908   -99.7%   707   3,115   -77.3%
TOTAL   33,644   37,525   -10.3%   131,822   131,898   -0.1%

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 600 independent U.S. dealers.

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