Volkswagen Reports a 34.4 Percent Sales Increase in September

Volkswagen Reports a 34.4 Percent Sales Increase in September 
Best September Since 1972 With 36,339 Units Sold and a 37.2 Percent
Increase Year-to-Date 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 --  Volkswagen of America,
Inc. (VWoA) 


 
--  25 consecutive months of year-on-year growth
--  Best September ever for Passat and Tiguan with 9,500 and 2,202 units
    sold, respectively
--  Best September for Beetle since 2003
--  Best September for Golf since 2007
--  Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 12,584 units
--  High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 23.9 percent of
    sales in September.

  
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 36,339 units sold in
September, a 34.4 percent increase over prior year sales, a 37.2
percent increase year-to-date and the best September since 1972. 
"Tracking over a 37 percent increase year-to-date is a strong proof
point that our products are on more shopping lists and gaining
acceptance in the market," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO,
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "As we enter the fourth quarter of
the year, we expect to continue our pattern of outperforming the
industry." 
As Volkswagen positions itself for continued growth, supporting the
dealers and their infrastructure is essential. The company will
announce the launch of a dealer career recruiting website,
www.vwdealercareers.com, creating a portal linking jobseekers to the
over 600 VW dealers across the country. Available positions range
widely from sales and service consultants to finance managers, with
technicians being the most sought after candidates by VW dealers
nationwide. 
The Volkswagen Passat, which recently came in first place in Motor
Trend's 2012-2013 Midsize Sedan Comparison test, continued its
successful year with 9,500 units sold in September. Earlier this
month the Passat topped its best sales year ever in just nine months
of the year.  
Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume
leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 12,584 while Jetta
SportWagen totaled 2,166. The Jetta turbo hybrid, which will go on
sale this month, recently achieved a Land Speed Record at Bonneville,
posting 185 mph, a record speed for hybrid vehicles. 
The Beetle continues to gain momentum with 2,622 units sold. The
Beetle TDI, sold 167 units, further highlighting customer demand for
Volkswagen's Clean Diesel TDI technology. 
The Golf had sales of 3,250 units. The Tiguan sold 2,202 units, the
best September ever for the vehicle, while the Volkswagen Touareg
sold 828 units, a 26.2 percent increase. 


 
                                                                            
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                                          Yr/Yr%   Sept.12  Sept.11  Yr/Yr %
                        Sept.12  Sept.11  change     YTD      YTD    change 
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Golf                      1,758    1,312    34.0%   16,097   13,854    16.2%
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GTI                       1,162    1,197    -2.9%   13,260   13,188     0.5%
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Golf R                      330        -      N/A    3,051        -      N/A
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Total Golf R/Golf/GTI     3,250    2,509    29.5%   32,408   27,042    19.8%
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Jetta Sedan              12,584   13,128    -4.1%  110,146  115,612    -4.7%
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   SportWagen             2,166    1,895    14.3%   16,882   21,376   -21.0%
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Total Jetta              14,750   15,023    -1.8%  127,028  136,988    -7.3%
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Beetle Coupe              2,622      722   263.2%   21,566      924  2234.0%
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   Convertible                -        1  -100.0%        -      841  -100.0%
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Total Beetle              2,622      723   262.7%   21,566    1,765  1121.9%
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Eos                         399      558   -28.5%    5,198    6,166   -15.7%
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                                          Yr/Yr%   Sept.12  Sept.11  Yr/Yr %
                        Sept.12  Sept.11  change     YTD      YTD    change 
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Passat Sedan              9,500    3,176   199.1%   83,662    4,837  1629.6%
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      Wagon                   -        -      N/A        -       56  -100.0%
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Total Passat              9,500    3,176   199.1%   83,662    4,893  1609.8%
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CC                        1,966    1,610    22.1%   15,015   23,329   -35.6%
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Tiguan                    2,202    1,628    35.3%   22,854   20,016    14.2%
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Touareg                     828      656    26.2%    7,112    4,853    46.5%
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Routan                      822    1,153   -28.7%    8,246   10,407   -20.8%
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                 TOTAL   36,339   27,036    34.4%  323,089  235,459    37.2%
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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. 
CONTACT:
Jeannine Ginivan
703-364-7816
jeannine.ginivan@vw.com 
 
 
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