Volkswagen Reports October Sales

Volkswagen Reports October Sales 
Company Reports 34,311 Units Delivered, a 22.4 Percent Increase for
the Month of October 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --  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 Vol
kswagen 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.  


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