SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

November 01, 2012 09:50 ET

Volkswagen Reports October Sales

Company Reports 34,311 Units Delivered, a 22.4 Percent Increase for the Month of October

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA)

  • Best October since 1972 with 34,311 units sold and a 22.4 percent increase over the prior year and a 35.6 percent increase year-to-date
  • Best year-to-date since 1973
  • 26 consecutive months of year-on-year growth
  • Best October ever for Passat and Tiguan with 8,355 and 2,752 units sold respectively
  • Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 11,253 units
  • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 24 percent of sales in October

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 34,311 units sold in October, a 22.4 percent increase over prior year sales, a 35.6 percent year-to-date increase and the best October since 1972. In just 10 months of sales, this marks the best calendar year since 1973.

"In the wake of the East coast disaster, we would like to express our thoughts and concern for all affected," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "In light of the difficult aftermath of hurricane Sandy, the Volkswagen of America Foundation is providing aid in the form of a donation to the American Red Cross in order to help with the relief efforts. Despite over 25 percent of our dealers being impacted by the severe storm conditions, Volkswagen was able to increase sales by over 20 percent and deliver the best October in nearly 40 years -- a testament to the resilience and strength of our dealer body."

The Volkswagen of America Foundation announced yesterday that it would make an immediate donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief to provide support for affected areas across the northeast. The donation will help cover costs of shelter, food, recovery and other assistance to families affected by the storm. Additionally, Volkswagen will provide matching funds to any employee donations made to the American Red Cross or the organization of their choosing.

The Volkswagen Passat, which was recently added to Consumer Reports recommended list, continues its successful year with 8,355 units sold in October.

Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,253 while Jetta SportWagen totaled 2,223. The Jetta turbo hybrid, which will go on sale later this year, recently achieved a Land Speed Record at Bonneville, posting 187 mph, a record speed for hybrid vehicles.

The Beetle continues to gain momentum with 2,439 units sold. The Beetle convertible will make its debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Golf/GTI/Golf R had total sales of 2,914 units. The Tiguan sold 2,752 units, the best October ever for the vehicle, while the Volkswagen Touareg sold 965 units, a 33.1 percent increase.

Volkswagen continued sales success with its TDI models, the Passat, Tiguan and Golf all had the best year-to-date sales ever with 75,779 TDIs sold, a 29.9 percent increase year-to-date.

                             
    Oct.12   Oct.11   Yr/Yr% change     Oct.12 YTD   Oct.11 YTD   Yr/Yr% change  
Golf   1,674   1,331   25.8 %   17,771   15,185   17.0 %
GTI   966   1,214   -20.4 %   14,226   14,402   -1.2 %
Golf R   274   -   N/A     3,325   -   N/A  
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   2,914   2,545   14.5 %   35,322   29,587   19.4 %
Jetta Sedan   11,253   11,350   -0.9 %   121,399   126,962   -4.4 %
  SportWagen   2,223   1,709   30.1 %   19,105   23,085   -17.2 %
Total Jetta   13,476   13,059   3.2 %   140,504   150,047   -6.4 %
Beetle Coupe   2,439   1,516   60.9 %   24,005   2,440   883.8 %
  Convertible   -   -   N/A     -   841   -100.0 %
Total Beetle   2,439   1,516   60.9 %   24,005   3,281   631.6 %
Eos   331   564   -41.3 %   5,529   6,730   -17.8 %
Passat Sedan   8,355   5,040   65.8 %   92,017   9,877   831.6 %
    Wagon   -   -   N/A     -   56   -100.0 %
Total Passat   8,355   5,040   65.8 %   92,017   9,933   826.4 %
CC   2,238   2,025   10.5 %   17,253   25,354   -32.0 %
Tiguan   2,752   1,721   59.9 %   25,606   21,737   17.8 %
Touareg   965   725   33.1 %   8,077   5,578   44.8 %
Routan   841   834   0.8 %   9,087   11,241   -19.2 %
TOTAL   34,311   28,029   22.4 %   357,400   263,488   35.6 %
                             

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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