SOURCE: Volkswagen Group of America

Volkswagen Group of America

November 01, 2013 09:55 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports October 2013 Sales

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) -

  • October sales total 28,129 units
  • Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 7,258 for the month 
  • Jetta Sedan delivered 10,161 units for the month
  • Tiguan delivered 2,153 units
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 24.2 percent of sales in October and 22 percent of sales year-to-date, the best year-to-date results on record
    • Passat TDI sales reach 33.3 percent of mix with 2,416 units, the best October results ever

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 28,129 units delivered in October and 342,962 units year-to-date, down 18 percent for the month. Adjusted for models in run-out, Volkswagen's year-to-date pace would be on par with the prior year-to-date pace.

"After more than doubling our sales over the past three years, it is a significant recognition of the strength of our products that we are on course to close out a second consecutive year with over 400,000 vehicles delivered for the first time in 40 years," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America.

Now operating at a new plateau, Volkswagen is seeing a consistent stream of accolades, not only for products, but for interaction with customers -- through compelling advertising and effective website management. Beyond sales figures, awards like these are a further proof point that the brand has gained a significant foothold in the US market.

Volkswagen's award-winning commercials have found themselves atop another list. Ace Metrics named Volkswagen's "Choose Wisely" ad at the top of its list for "Funniest Ads of 2013." "Top Down Day," a Volkswagen ad promoting the new Beetle convertible, also made the top ten list, ranking number seven. Volkswagen was the only automaker in the top ten. Volkswagen has also proven successful in reaching consumers on their mobile devices; JD Power and Associates ranked the newly redesigned mobile.vw.com 6th overall among 33 automakers. The 2013 Automotive Mobile Site Study examines the features and content of automotive manufacturer mobile websites and their usefulness in the vehicle-shopping process.

The Chattanooga-built Passat continues as a core model with 7,258 units delivered. In October the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment, delivered 2,416 clean diesels, representing 33.3 percent of its sales mix.

Total Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for October accounted for 10,161 units. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid continues to attract consumer interest with 666 deliveries in October.

Total Beetle deliveries for October were 2,555 units, a 4.8 percent increase versus the prior year. The Tiguan sold 2,153 units. Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,249. The Touareg sold 549 units.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 24.2 percent of sales in October, and 22 percent year-to-date, the best year-to-date on record.

October 2013 SALES

                         
    Oct.13   Oct.12   Yr/Yr% change   Oct.13 YTD   Oct.12 YTD   Yr/Yr% change
Golf   1,169   1,674   -30.2%   14,013   17,771   -21.1%
GTI   1,032   966   6.8%   11,287   14,226   -20.7%
Golf R   48   274   -82.5%   1,536   3,325   -53.8%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   2,249   2,914   -22.8%   26,836   35,322   -24.0%
Jetta Sedan   10,161   11,253   -9.7%   116,712   121,399   -3.9%
  SportWagen   1,549   2,223   -30.3%   19,271   19,105   0.9%
Total Jetta   11,710   13,476   -13.1%   135,983   140,504   -3.2%
Beetle Coupe   1,312   2,439   -46.2%   21,411   24,005   -10.8%
  Convertible   1,243   -   N/A   16,062   -   N/A
Total Beetle   2,555   2,439   4.8%   37,473   24,005   56.1%
Eos   261   331   -21.1%   3,718   5,529   -32.8%
Passat Sedan   7,258   8,355   -13.1%   91,522   92,017   -0.5%
CC   1,289   2,238   -42.4%   13,715   17,253   -20.5%
Tiguan   2,153   2,752   -21.8%   25,303   25,606   -1.2%
Touareg   549   965   -43.1%   6,845   8,077   -15.3%
Routan   105   841   -87.5%   1,567   9,087   -82.8%
TOTAL   28,129   34,311   -18.0%   342,962   357,400   -4.0%
                         

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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