Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

October 06, 2010 11:42 ET

Volkswagen Primed for Sales Increase

Launch of All-new 2011 Jetta a Success

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced September new vehicle sales of 3,276 units, pushing the year-to-date total to 33,411, for an 11% gain over last year's sales of 30,119 during the same January through September period.

Volkswagen Dealers launched the all-new 2011 Jetta on September 27th, and with only a few selling days still managed to deliver 657 of the eagerly-awaited model. Dealers are now well stocked and are anticipating record sales to close out 2010.

Sales of the Golf continue to impress, with September figures 197% greater than the same period last year. Year-to-date, the Golf is up by 70% over 2009. The Golf GTI, was also up by 179% for the month, and is now selling at a rate 158% better than the previous year.

TDI Clean Diesel sales currently account for 29% of the total, as Volkswagen continues to expand the availability of their fuel-saving technology. Available on the new Jetta, Golf and Touareg sport utility models, TDI Clean Diesel provides drivers with all of the advantages of high mileage and expanded vehicle range, without sacrificing drivability or utility. 

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of September and Year-to-Date 2010:
Volkswagen September 2010 Year-To-Date 2010
City Models 186 3,100
Golf / Rabbit 1,092 10,445
Golf GTI 184 1,744
New Beetle 60 646
Jetta 867 8,003
Eos 45 688
Passat 275 2,899
Tiguan 473 4,522
Routan 82 866
Touareg 12 498
TOTAL 3,276 33,411

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 City Golf, Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, New Beetle, new Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 133 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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