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Volkswagen

March 03, 2014 10:02 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports February 2014 Sales

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) -

  • February sales total 27,112 units
  • Jetta Sedan delivered 10,597 units for the month
  • Passat delivered 6,997 units for the month
  • Tiguan delivered 2,019 units for the month
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 16.8 percent of sales in February
    • Passat TDI sales were 1,696, representing 24.2 percent of sales of the vehicle

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 27,112 units delivered in February.

"February was an expectedly modest month with the wind down of outgoing models and the fewest number of selling days," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. "Nonetheless, we are pleased to see our core vehicles and TDI Clean Diesels continue to show strength in the market. With a full range of fuel-efficient vehicles, seven of which deliver more than 40 mpg on the highway, we anticipate steady demand as we enter the spring selling season."

Total Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for February accounted for 11,908 units. The Jetta recently received a number of changes for the 2014 model year, including the adoption of a new, 1.8-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 engine. Equipped with the available new, direct-injected, turbocharged engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the Jetta 1.8T achieves an EPA estimated fuel economy figure of 36 mpg on the highway, an improvement of five mpg compared with the previous 2.5-liter engine.

The Chattanooga-built Passat deliveries totaled 6,997 units delivered for the month. In February the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment, delivered 1,696 clean diesels. The 2014 model also received Volkswagen's new 1.8-liter TSI engine, which offers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The manual transmission model achieves an EPA estimated fuel economy figure of 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, an improvement of 3 mpg over the outgoing 2.5-liter engine's highway figure.

February News Highlights:

February 2014 Sales

                         
    Feb. 14   Feb.13   Yr/Yr% change   Feb.14 YTD   Feb. 13 YTD   Yr/Yr% change
Golf   754   1,720   -56.2%   1,593   3,252   -51.0%
GTI   893   1,038   -14.0%   1,758   1,953   -10.0%
Golf R   2   262   -99.2%   10   464   -97.8%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   1,649   3,020   -45.4%   3,361   5,669   -40.7%
Jetta Sedan   10,597   10,398   1.9%   19,052   19,487   -2.2%
SportWagen   1,311   1,570   -16.5%   2,624   3,003   -12.6%
Total Jetta   11,908   11,968   -0.5%   21,676   22,490   -3.6%
Beetle Coupe   1,790   2,991   -40.2%   3,074   4,721   -34.9%
Convertible   911   705   29.2%   1,661   1,207   37.6%
Total Beetle   2,701   3,696   -26.9%   4,735   5,928   -20.1%
Eos   197   324   -39.2%   380   574   -33.8%
Passat   6,997   7,532   -7.1%   13,233   16,388   -19.3%
CC   964   1,123   -14.2%   1,845   2,315   -20.3%
Tiguan   2,019   2,533   -20.3%   3,796   4,647   -18.3%
Touareg   448   836   -46.4%   992   1,798   -44.8%
Routan   229   424   -46.0%   588   665   -11.6%
TOTAL   27,112   31,456   -13.8%   50,606   60,474   -16.3%
                         

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 640 independent U.S. dealers.

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