Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

August 04, 2015 14:39 ET

Volkswagen Powers the Canadian Road Trip: Jetta and Golf Both Now in Top 10

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 4, 2015) - When most Canadians think of summer, a well-deserved vacation often comes to mind. With long road trips being a part of so many family plans, it is no wonder that sales at Volkswagen Canada during the month of July were as strong as they were. A total of 6,618 new cars and light trucks were sold by the company, many of which have likely already taken part in their first cross-country adventure. Year-to-date sales of 43,592 put the company on pace for yet another annual record and are 14% ahead of last year's total (38,322).

"We now offer so many choices for the Canadian family," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Gasoline and TDI Clean Diesel, along with Hybrid powertrains provide a compelling range of options for our consumers."

Sales of the Jetta compact sedan continue to lead the way at the company, with 2,631 sold during the month. The redesigned Golf family now joins the Jetta on the list of the top 10 selling cars in Canada. Sales of the hatchback Golf, GTI and Sportwagon, along with the fire-breathing, all-new, 2016 Golf R totaled 2,014, making it the fastest growing nameplate in Canada.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of July 2015:

Volkswagen July 2015 Year-to-date
Golf 2,014 12,430
Beetle 210 1,631
Jetta 2,631 17,684
Eos 59 331
Passat 577 3,708
Tiguan 988 6,601
Touareg 139 1,207
TOTAL 6,618 43,592

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

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