SOURCE: Volkswagen Group of America

Volkswagen Group of America

November 03, 2014 10:22 ET

Volkswagen of America Reports October 2014 Sales

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - November 03, 2014) -

  • October sales total 30,313 units, representing a 7.8% increase over October 2013
  • The all-new Golf delivered 2,351 units for the month, marking a 101 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous October
  • The Golf GTI delivered 1,724 units, a 67.1 percent increase
  • Jetta sedan delivered 13,372 units for the month, a 24.7 percent increase
  • Passat delivered 6,513 units for the month
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 5,513 units, representing 18.2 percent of sales in October
    • Year-to-date TDI sales were 68,612, representing 22.8 percent of sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 30,313 units delivered in October.

The momentum of the all-new Golf family continued to bring excitement to consumers and showrooms through the month of October. Golf model sales in October included 2,351 Golf units and 1,724 Golf GTIs.

"Thanks to the refreshed Jetta and the all-new 2015 Golf and Golf GTI attracting customers and enthusiasts, we are pleased to see increased traffic in our showrooms," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America.

Joining the Golf family, the fully electric 2015 e-Golf is on sale at participating dealerships in select states starting in early November. The e-Golf was rated by the EPA at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent* (MPGe), and given a range of up to 83 miles: these numbers make the e-Golf the most efficient car in its class for the 2015 model year. To kick off the launch of the e-Golf, Volkswagen of America partnered with Global Green USA (GGUSA) to auction off the first all-electric Volkswagen in the United States. The auction raised more than $41,000 for GGUSA and its efforts to help protect the planet. The winning bidder, Bruce Oberg, is scheduled to take delivery of his e-Golf from a dealer in Oregon later this week. 

The Jetta, refreshed for the 2015 model year with a suite of driver assistance features, delivered 13,372 units in October, a 24.7 increase.

Last month, Volkswagen rolled out the Beetle Classic edition, featuring a vintage-inspired interior and exterior. With the addition of the new trim, the vehicle delivered 1,941 units for the month.

The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 6,513 units delivered for the month. The Touareg delivered 578 units, 352 of which were Clean Diesel TDI, amounting to 60.9 percent of sales of the model. The Tiguan delivered 1,803 units.

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October 2014 Sales

                   
   Oct.14  Oct. 13  Yr/Yr% change  Oct.14 YTD  Oct.13 YTD  Yr/Yr% change
Golf  2,351  1,169  101.1%  11,413  14,013  -18.6%
GTI  1,724  1,032  67.1%  13,848  11,287  22.7%
Golf R  -  48  -100.0%  15  1,536  -99.0%
e-Golf  1  -  -  1  -  -
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI  4,076  2,249  81.2%  25,277  26,836  -5.8%
Jetta Sedan  13,372  10,161  31.6%  112,514  116,712  -3.6%
Jetta SportWagen  1,235  1,549  -20.3%  17,148  19,271  -11.0%
Total Jetta  14,607  11,710  24.7%  129,662  135,983  -4.6%
Beetle Coupe  1,345  1,312  2.5%  14,680  21,411  -31.4%
Beetle Convertible  596  1,243  -52.1%  10,567  16,062  -34.2%
Total Beetle  1,941  2,555  -24.0%  25,247  37,473  -32.6%
Eos  202  261  -22.6%  3,021  3,718  -18.7%
Passat  6,513  7,258  -10.3%  81,426  91,522  -11.0%
CC  593  1,289  -54.0%  8,750  13,715  -36.2%
Tiguan  1,803  2,153  -16.3%  20,923  25,303  -17.3%
Touareg  578  549  5.3%  5,778  6,845  -15.6%
Routan  -  105  -100.0%  1,103  1,567  -29.6%
TOTAL  30,313  28,129  7.8%  301,187  342,962  -12.2%
             

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, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, Tiguan, Touareg vehicles through 649 independent U.S. dealers.

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