SOURCE: Volkswagen Group of America

Volkswagen Group of America

September 04, 2013 09:35 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports August 2013 Sales

Best-Ever August and Year-to-Date Results for Passat and TDI® Clean Diesels

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) -

  • Best August and year-to-date for Passat with 10,194 and 76,364 units, respectively 
  • Jetta Sedan delivered 13,508 units for the month
  • Tiguan delivered 2,948 units, marking the best August and year-to-date ever
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 30.4 percent of sales in August and 24.3 percent of sales year-to-date, the best August and year-to-date results on record
    • Passat TDI sales reach 43.8 percent of mix with 4,470 units representing the best August and year-to-date results ever
  • Volkswagen's August sales total 40,342 units, representing a 1.6 percent decrease versus the prior year

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 40,342 units delivered in August, representing the third month the brand has surpassed 40,000 units over the past 40 years.

"We had a stellar month with our TDI clean diesels, demonstrating that more consumers are appreciating real world benefits of these advanced engines," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "Overall, we are pleased to see that demand for the brand remains strong and selling over 40,000 vehicles for the month is an accomplishment our employees and dealers can be proud of. As we transition to 2014 Model Year vehicles, we are encouraged that the lineup brings a host of new features and added customer value with the launch of the new 1.8 and 2.0 TSI engines, Car-Net connectivity system and the expansion of our sporty R-line models."

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to show strong results with 10,194 units delivered, an increase of 3 percent. In August the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment delivered 4,470 clean diesels, representing 43.8 percent of its sales mix.

Total Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for August accounted for 16,280 units, up 5.4 percent for the year. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid continues to attract consumer interest with 712 deliveries in August.

Total Beetle deliveries for August were 4,921 units, a 42.6 percent increase versus the prior year. In August, the Beetle was named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, joining eight other Volkswagens that previously received the coveted award. In addition, last month Volkswagen celebrated the production of 10 million cars at its Volkswagen de México manufacturing facility in Puebla, Mexico. The 10-millionth car was a Volkswagen Beetle GSR®, a limited edition, 1970s-inspired Beetle that goes on sale this month. The 2014 Beetle GSR is a retro-themed yellow and black model inspired by the "Yellow Black Racer" of the 1970s. The GSR features the new EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter TSI® engine, giving it more power, torque and better fuel economy. Only 3,500 of the special edition Beetle GSRs were built globally.

The Tiguan had the best August ever with 2,948 units sold; this also marks the best year-to-date with 20,744 units. Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 3,010 units. The Touareg sold 705 units.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 30.4 percent of sales in August marking the best month ever for TDI sales and 24.3 percent year-to-date.

August 2013 SALES

    Aug.13   Aug.12   Yr/Yr% change   Aug.13 YTD   Aug. 12 YTD   Yr/Yr% change
Golf   1,512   2,342   -35.4%   11,867   14,339   -17.2%
GTI   1,381   1,544   -10.6%   9,171   12,098   -24.2%
Golf R   117   382   -69.4%   1,422   2,721   -47.7%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   3,010   4,268   -29.5%   22,460   29,158   -23.0%
Jetta Sedan   13,508   13,377   1.0%   95,097   97,562   -2.5%
  SportWagen   2,772   2,069   34.0%   15,867   14,716   7.8%
Total Jetta   16,280   15,446   5.4%   110,964   112,278   -1.2%
Beetle Coupe   2,694   3,451   -21.9%   18,119   18,944   -4.4%
  Convertible   2,227   -   N/A   13,245   -   N/A
Total Beetle   4,921   3,451   42.6%   31,364   18,944   65.6%

August 2013 SALES

    Aug.13   Aug.12   Yr/Yr% change   Aug.13 YTD   Aug. 12 YTD   Yr/Yr% change
Eos   382   578   -33.9%   3,160   4,799   -34.2%
Passat Sedan   10,194   10,090   1.0%   76,364   74,162   3.0%
CC   1,693   2,094   -19.1%   10,989   13,049   -15.8%
Tiguan   2,948   2,746   7.4%   20,744   20,652   0.4%
Touareg   705   1,030   -31.6%   5,638   6,284   -10.3%
Routan   209   1,308   -84.0%   1,230   7,424   -83.4%
TOTAL   40,342   41,011   -1.6%   282,913   286,750   -1.3%

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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