SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

August 01, 2012 09:38 ET

Volkswagen Reports 27.3% Sales Increase in July

Best July Since 1973 With 37,014 Units Sold

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) -

  • Best year-to-date sales since 1973, a 34.1 percent increase
  • Best July ever for Passat with 9,007 units
  • Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 11,666 units
  • Best July ever for Tiguan, 2,966 units
  • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 19.4 percent of sales in July.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 37,014 units sold in July, a 27.3 percent increase over prior year sales, a 34.1 percent increase year-to-date and the best July since 1973. 

"Volkswagen has proven demand and enthusiasm for our products with over 37,000 units sold for the month, continuing the pace of double-digit sales growth for 2012," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "We're pleased to see consumers embracing our strong lineup of award-winning, fuel-efficient, high-quality vehicles and we expect our growth to continue."

The Volkswagen Passat continued its successful year with 9,007 units sold. The Passat, the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, continued its year of accolades by being awarded the most appealing midsize car in the J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Study. The Passat also was rated the Most Ideal Premium Mid-Size Car and received AutoPacific's Vehicle Satisfaction Award in its class.

The Beetle continues to gain momentum with 2,839 units sold. In August, Volkswagen joins the Discovery Channel as presenting sponsor of Shark Week and will debut the "Volkswagen Beetle Shark Observation Cage," a one-of-a-kind Beetle shark cage created to cruise the ocean floor. The design, construction and submersion of the Beetle shark cage will be unveiled for viewers in a series of three, one-minute segments during Shark Week programming.

Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,666, while Jetta SportWagen totaled 1,963. The Golf was recently rated the Most Ideal Compact Car according to a study by AutoPacific, had sales of 2,058 units. The Tiguan sold 2,966 units, the best July ever for the vehicle, while the Volkswagen Touareg sold 740 units, a 41 percent increase.

  July-12   July-11   Yr/Yr% change     July-12 YTD   July-11 YTD   Yr/Yr % change  
Golf 2,058   1,974   4.3 %   11,997   10,848   10.6 %
GTI 1,568   1,556   0.8 %   10,554   10,449   1.0 %
Golf R 382   -   N/A     2,339   -   N/A  
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 4,008   3,530   13.5 %   24,890   21,297   16.9 %
Jetta Sedan 11,666   13,383   -12.8 %   84,185   89,881   -6.3 %
  SportWagen 1,963   2,330   -15.8 %   12,647   17,584   -28.1 %
Total Jetta 13,629   15,713   -13.3 %   96,832   107,465   -9.9 %
Beetle Coupe 2,839   -   N/A     15,493   202   7569.8 %
  Convertible -   1   -100.0 %   -   840   -100.0 %
Total Beetle 2,839   1   283800.0 %   15,493   1,042   1386.9 %
Eos 533   1,153   -53.8 %   4,221   4,868   -13.3 %
Passat Sedan 9,007   1,183   661.4 %   64,072   1,347   4656.6 %
    Wagon -   -   N/A     -   56   -100.0 %
Total Passat 9,007   1,183   661.4 %   64,072   1,403   4466.8 %
CC 2,198   3,006   -26.9 %   10,955   19,348   -43.4 %
Tiguan 2,966   2,351   26.2 %   17,906   16,382   9.3 %
Touareg 740   522   41.8 %   5,254   3,616   45.3 %
Routan 1,094   1,607   -31.9 %   6,116   7,770   -21.3 %
      TOTAL 37,014   29,066   27.3 %   245,739   183,191   34.1 %

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen'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. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

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