Volkswagen Reports 3.1 Percent Increase in March U.S. Sales

Volkswagen Reports 3.1 Percent Increase in March U.S. Sales 
March Sales Total 37,704, Up 3.1 Percent, and Best March Since 1973 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- 


 
--  March sales total 37,704 units representing a 3.1 percent increase
    versus the prior year
--  Best YTD since 1973 with 98,178 units delivered, up 4.0 percent vs.
    2012
--  Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 9,521 units for the month, 34
    percent diesel
--  Jetta Sedan achieved 12,872 deliveries in March
--  High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 22.6 percent of
    sales in March

  
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 37,704 units sold in
March, a 3.1 percent increase over prior year sales and best March
since 1973.  
"Last month marked our 31st consecutive month of year-over-year sales
increases and our strongest March in 40 years," said Jonathan
Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "While
we are cautious in terms of economic outlook, we expect to see
continued growth at a moderate pace in the months ahead." 
Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 12,872
units. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 2,133 units, up 5.6
percent versus the prior year.  
The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with
9,521 units sold and best year-to-date with 25,909 units delivered.
In March, 34 percent of the Passat's sold were diesel. 
The Beetle and Beetle Convertible delivered 2,599 and 1,483 units,
respectively, for the month.  
The Tiguan saw a significant increase in sales with 3,304 units sold,
up 24.3 percent, marking the best March and best year-to-date ever
for the vehicle.  
Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,854 units.
The next-generation "A7" Golf will debut at the New York
International Auto Show on March 27. The "A7" Golf is off to a strong
start in Europe and received the prestigious European Car of the Year
Award. In addition, last week at the New York International Auto
Show, the vehicle was also named the World Car of the Year.  
Volkswagen's high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 22.6
percent of sales in March, a 6.6 percent increase over the prior
year. 


 
MARCH 2013 SALES                                                            
                                                                            
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                        Mar13    Mar12    Yr/Yr%   Mar13    Mar12    Yr/Yr% 
                                          change    YTD      YTD     change 
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Golf                    1,505    1,687    -10.8%   4,757    4,108    15.8%  
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GTI                     1,122    1,677    -33.1%   3,075    4,193    -26.7% 
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Golf R                   227      269     -15.6%    691      735     -6.0%  
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Total Golf R/Golf/GTI   2,854    3,633    -21.4%   8,523    9,036    -5.7%  
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Jetta Sedan             12,872   12,947   -0.6%    32,359   34,205   -5.4%  
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  SportWagen            2,133    2,019     5.6%    5,136    4,561    12.6%  
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Total Jetta             15,005   14,966    0.3%    37,495   38,766   -3.3%  
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Beetle Coupe            2,599    1,969    32.0%    7,320    4,673    56.6%  
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  Convertible           1,483      -       N/A     2,690      -       N/A   
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Total Beetle            4,082    1,969    107.3%   10,010   4,673    114.2% 
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Eos                      403      664     -39.3%    977     1,448    -32.5% 
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Passat Sedan            9,521    10,032   -5.1%    25,909   24,539    5.6%  
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CC                      1,770    1,327    33.4%    4,085    4,155    -1.7%  
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Tiguan                  3,304    2,659    24.3%    7,951    7,247     9.7%  
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Touareg                  726      748     -2.9%    2,524    2,302     9.6%  
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Routan                    39      590     -93.4%    704     2,207    -68.1% 
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      TOTAL             37,704   36,588    3.1%    98,178   94,373    4.0%  
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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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