SOURCE: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen of America

January 03, 2014 10:04 ET

Volkswagen Reports December 2013 and Year-End Results

December Sales Total 34,015 Units, Second Best December Since 1972; For the First Time in 40 Years Company Delivers Over 400,000 Vehicles in Back-to-Back Years

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 3, 2014) - Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) 

  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models account for 17.8 percent in December, 23.5 of sales in 2013 and selling 95,823 units for the year, the best year on record
  • Chattanooga-built Passat sold 9,254 units in December; 109,652 units for the year
  • Jetta Sedan sales total 13,719 units in December; 141,259 year-to-date
  • 2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible achieved 2,819 units in December; 43,134 units for the year

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 407,704 units delivered in 2013. December deliveries totaled 34,015.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models totaled 95,823 units for the year accounting for 23.5 percent of sales in 2013 and 17.8 percent in December. Since 2000, Volkswagen of America has delivered over 500,000 TDI® Clean Diesel vehicles.

"Volkswagen is now operating at a new plateau, delivering over 400,000 units for the second consecutive year in over 40 years," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "We look forward to 2014, with the introduction of the new Golf family, continued increased awareness and enthusiasm for the brand's core models and the strength of our TDI offerings, we are well positioned for our next phase of growth to come over the next few years."

The Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat continues to demonstrate its strong appeal in the market with 9,254 units sold in December and 109,652 for the year. Clean Diesel TDI Passat sales were the best year on record with 34,963 vehicles delivered, accounting for 32 percent of sales of the year.

Jetta sedan sales totaled in 13,719 in December and 141,259 for the year, demonstrating that affordable, German Engineering is a key selling point for the brand. 

DECEMBER 2013 SALES

    Dec.13   Dec.12   Yr/Yr% change   Dec.2013  YTD   Dec.2012 YTD   Yr/Yr %  change
Golf                 854                1,477   -42.2%            16,023            20,677   -22.5%
GTI                 976                1,085   -10.0%            13,310            16,314   -18.4%
Golf R                   22                   292   -92.5%              1,598              3,894   -59.0%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI                   1,852                      2,854   -35.1%                 30,931                  40,885   -24.3%
Jetta Sedan            13,719              13,102   4.7%          141,259          146,478   -3.6%
      SportWagen                    1,674                2,559   -34.6%            22,534            23,946   -5.9%
Total Jetta                 15,393                   15,661   -1.7%              163,793               170,424   -3.9%
Beetle Coupe              1,856                2,666   -30.4%            25,084            28,654   -12.5%
     Convertible                 963                   516   86.6%            18,050                 520   3371.2%
Total Beetle                   2,819                      3,182   -11.4%                 43,134                  29,174   47.9%
Eos                 222                   372   -40.3%              4,178              6,214   -32.8%
Passat              9,254              14,462   -36.0%          109,652          117,023   -6.3%
CC                 909                2,196   -58.6%            15,672            21,646   -27.6%
Tiguan              2,464                3,310   -25.6%            30,002            31,731   -5.4%
Touareg                 818                1,408   -41.9%              8,233            10,553   -22.0%
Routan                 284                   560   -49.3%              2,109            10,483   -79.9%
TOTAL                 34,015                   44,005   -22.7%              407,704               438,133   -6.9%

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 610 independent U.S. dealers.

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