Volkswagen Reports 30th Consecutive Month of Sales Growth

Volkswagen Reports 30th Consecutive Month of Sales Growth 
February Sales Total 31,456, up 2.9 Percent, and Best February Since
1973 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- 


 
--  Best YTD January-February since 1974 with 60,474 units delivered, up
    4.7 percent vs. 2012
--  Jetta sedan achieved 10,398 units in February
--  Best Tiguan February ever with 2,533 units delivered
--  Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 7,532 units for the month, over 29
    percent diesel
--  High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 22.4 percent of
    sales in February

  
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 31,456 units
delivered in February, a 2.9 percent increase over prior year sales
and the best February since 1973.  
"February's sales results and 30 consecutive months of growth
reflects increasing consumer interest in our products," said Jonathan
Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "With
a full range of fuel-efficient vehicles, seven of which deliver more
than 40 mpg on the highway and the best start to a year in 29 years,
we anticipate continued strong demand for our vehicles into the
spring selling season." 
Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 10,398
units. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 1,570 units, up 37.2
percent versus the prior year. The Jetta TDI SportWagen was recently
named the 2013 Best Overall Value of the Year in the Compact
Crossover/Wagon Class by IntelliChoice.  
The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with
7,532 units sold and 29.6 percent of those were diesel. 
The Beetle and Beetle Convertible delivered a combined 2,991 and 705
units, respectively, for the month. Volkswagen recently unveiled the
Beetle GSR at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The GSR (Gelb Schwarzer
Renner or "Yellow Black Racer") will go on sale this fall and will
include an upgraded version of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter
turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI(R) engine that generates 210
horsepower. With this new model, Volkswagen has re-interpreted the
1970s GSR for the modern era. Volkswagen recently announced plans to
produce the next generation EA888 engines in a brand-new, $550
million engine plant in Silao, Mexico. 
Volkswagen also announced at the Chicago Auto Show that it will offer
two limited-edition GTI models -- the GTI Wolfsburg Edition and GTI
Driver's Edition. Both editions will be offered in limited quantities
for the final model year of the sixth-generation hot-hatch. The first
to go on sale is the GTI Wolfsburg Edition, which will arrive in
dealerships in March, with a starting price of $25,095. The Driver's
Edition will arrive the second quarter of 2013, with a starting price
of $29,695.  
The Golf saw a 44.1 percent increase in February with 1,720 units
delivered. As previously announced, the next generation "A7" Golf
will be produced at the company's manufacturing plant in Puebla,
Mexico beginning in the first half of 2014. This latest move
reinforces the Volkswagen's commitment to the North American market,
where it will invest more than $5 billion over the next three years.  
Volkswagen's high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for
22.4.percent of sales in February, a 10.9 percent increase over the
prior year. 


 
                                                                            
FEBRUARY 2013 SALES                                                         
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                            Feb.13  Feb.12  Yr/Yr%   Feb.13  Feb.12  Yr/Yr% 
                                            change    YTD     YTD    change 
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Golf                         1,720   1,194    44.1%   3,252   2,421    34.3%
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GTI                          1,038   1,285   -19.2%   1,953   2,516   -22.4%
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Golf R                         262     274    -4.4%     464     466    -0.4%
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Total Golf R/Golf/GTI        3,020   2,753     9.7%   5,669   5,403     4.9%
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Jetta Sedan                 10,398  11,694   -11.1%  19,487  21,258    -8.3%
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    SportWagen               1,570   1,144    37.2%   3,003   2,542    18.1%
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Total Jetta                 11,968  12,838    -6.8%  22,490  23,800    -5.5%
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Beetle Coupe                 2,991   1,303   129.5%   4,721   2,704    74.6%
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    Convertible                705       -       -    1,207       -       - 
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Total Beetle                 3,696   1,303   183.7%   5,928   2,704   119.2%
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Eos                            324     419   -22.7%     574     784   -26.8%
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Passat Sedan                 7,532   8,189    -8.0%  16,388  14,507    13.0%
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CC                           1,123   1,413   -20.5%   2,315   2,828   -18.1%
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Tiguan                       2,533   2,280    11.1%   4,647   4,588     1.3%
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Touareg                        836     723    15.6%   1,798   1,554    15.7%
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Routan                         424     659   -35.7%     665   1,617   -58.9%
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                     TOTAL  31,456  30,577     2.9%  60,474  57,785     4.7%
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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, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R,
GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan
vehicles through approximately 610 independent U.S. dealers. Visit
Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn
more. 
CONTACT:
Scott Vazin
703-364-7103
scott.vazin@vw.com 
 
 
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