SOURCE: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen of America

June 02, 2015 10:47 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports May Sales -- Up 8% Over 2014

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - June 02, 2015) -

  • May sales total 34,758 units
  • The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,308 units, a 252 percent increase, the best May since 2000
  • The Golf GTI delivered 1,826 units, a 65 percent increase
  • Golf delivered 1,972 units for the month, a 188 percent increase
  • e-Golf delivered 410 units, the best month ever for the vehicle
  • Jetta sedan delivered 12,650 units, a 5 percent increase
  • Tiguan delivered 3,079 units, a 16 percent increase
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 22.7 percent of sales in May -- the highest TDI Mix since August 2014

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 34,758 units delivered in May 2015.

The all-new Golf family of vehicles continued to find success in the market. In May, Golf family sales totaled 6,308 units, marking the best May for the Golf family since 2000. The e-Golf delivered 410 units for the month, the best month ever for the vehicle.

"We are encouraged by the performance of the Golf family, delivering the best May in 15 years. We are happy to see the full-lineup delivering success, whether it's the all-electric e-Golf, the TDI Clean Diesel models, the new SportWagen and the performance driven Golf R," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America.

The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 8,180 units delivered for the month. Volkswagen recently introduced the value laden Limited Edition model, which has a starting MSRP of $23,995.

Expansion of the Chattanooga plant is underway; a recent study estimates the expansion and addition of the upcoming midsize SUV could result in an impact of 9,800 jobs and $370 million to the Tennessee economy.

The Jetta, which was refreshed for the 2015 model year and has a suite of available driver assistance features, continued to show its strength as a core model, with 12,650 units delivered, a 5 percent increase over the previous May.

The Touareg, refreshed for 2015, delivered 700 units: 348 of these were TDI® Clean Diesel models, amounting to 50 percent of its sales. The Tiguan delivered 3,079 units, marking a 16.2 percent increase over the previous May.

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May 2015 Sales

   May 15  May 14  Yr/Yr% change  May 15 YTD  May 14 YTD  Yr/Yr% change
Golf  1,972  685  187.9%  9,270  4,083  127.0%
GTI  1,826  1,108  64.8%  9,485  4,844  95.8%
Golf R  312  -  N/A  1,479  14  10464.3%
e-Golf  410  -  N/A  1,225  -  N/A
Golf SportWagen  1,788  -  N/A  3,120  -  N/A
Total Golf Family  6,308  1,793  251.8%  24,579  8,941  174.9%
Jetta Sedan  12,650  12,049  5.0%  53,634  55,646  -3.6%
Jetta SportWagen  225  1,866  -87.9%  2,304  8,571  -73.1%
Total Jetta  12,875  13,915  -7.5%  55,938  64,217  -12.9%
Beetle Coupe  1,330  1,461  -9.0%  6,054  7,948  -23.8%
Beetle Convertible  1,355  1,268  6.9%  4,755  5,595  -15.0%
Total Beetle  2,685  2,729  -1.6%  10,809  13,543  -20.2%
Eos  349  467  -25.3%  1,088  1,540  -29.4%
Passat  8,180  8,955  -8.7%  35,211  42,553  -17.3%
CC  582  1,030  -43.5%  2,559  4,950  -48.3%
Tiguan  3,079  2,649  16.2%  11,073  10,758  2.9%
Touareg  700  552  26.8%  2,749  2,714  1.3%
Routan  -  73  -100.0%  -  1,101  -100.0%-
TOTAL  34,758  32,163  8.07%  144,006  150,317  -4.2%

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, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Touareg vehicles through 652 independent U.S. dealers.

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