Volkswagen of America Reports April Sales

Volkswagen of America Reports April Sales 
April Sales Total 33,644 Units Delivered 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 --  Volkswagen of America,
Inc. (VWoA) 


 
--  April sales total 33,644 units, representing an 10.3 percent decrease
    versus the prior year
--  Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 9,069 units for the month, 30.8
    percent TDI(R) Clean Diesel
--  Jetta Sedan achieved 11,110 sales in April
--  Best year-to-date sales of Tiguan with 10,439 units delivered through
    April and 2,488 for the month
--  High-mileage, TDI(R) Clean Diesel models accounted for 21.7 percent
    of sales in April and 21.5 percent of sales year to date, the best
    year to date on record.

  
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 33,644 units
delivered in April, a 10.3 percent decrease over prior year sales.  
"While it was a challenging month, particularly in the compact and
midsize sedan segments, we remain solidly focused on our long term
growth strategy," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO,
Volkswagen Group of America. "In spite of segment challenges with
robust competition, the Jetta sedan and Passat showed strength in
April and so far this year."  
Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 11,110
units. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 1,968 units.  
The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with
9,069 units sold. Over 30 percent of the Passat's sold were TDI(R)
Clean Diesels. Last week, Volkswagen announced it will begin offering
a new, value-oriented Wolfsburg Edition later this spring. Building
on the well-equipped S model, the Passat Wolfsburg Edition adds
distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels, perforated V-Tex leatherette
seating surfaces, a power driver's seat, heated front seats,
satellite radio, and a Media Device-Interface (MDI) with an iPod(R)
cable. The 2013 Passat Wolfsburg Edition is priced at $23,495, and
will go on sale in late spring. 
The Beetle and Beetle Convertible delivered 1,980 and 1,699 units,
respectively, for the month. The Beetle R-Line(R) Coupe is due to
arrive in showrooms in early May, with a 210-horsepower turbocharged
engine, an increase of 10 horsepower over the current Beetle Turbo
with an anticipated fuel economy improvement.  
The Tiguan saw a significant increase in sa
les with 2,488 units sold,
marking the best year-to-date ever for the vehicle.  
Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,607 units. 
Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI(R) Clean Diesel models accounted for
21.7 percent of sales in April, and 21.5 percent for the year, the
best year-to-date ever. 
April 2013 SALES 


 
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                                            Yr/Yr%  April13  April12  Yr/Yr%
                          April13  April12  change  YTD      YTD      change
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Golf                      1,435    1,807    -20.6%  6,192    5,915      4.7%
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GTI                       1,023    1,717    -40.4%  4,098    5,910    -30.7%
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Golf R                    149      352      -57.7%  840      1,087    -22.7%
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Total Golf R/Golf/GTI     2,607    3,876    -32.7%  11,130   12,912   -13.8%
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Jetta Sedan               11,110   13,754   -19.2%  43,469   47,959    -9.4%
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  SportWagen              1,968    1,904      3.4%  7,104    6,465      9.9%
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Total Jetta               13,078   15,658   -16.5%  50,573   54,424    -7.1%
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Beetle Coupe              1,980    2,065     -4.1%  9,300    6,738     38.0%
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  Convertible             1,699          -       -  4,389          -       -
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Total Beetle              3,679    2,065     78.2%  13,689   6,738    103.2%
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Eos                       487      735      -33.7%  1,464    2,183    -32.9%
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Passat Sedan              9,069    10,096   -10.2%  34,978   34,635     1.0%
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CC                        1,655    1,136     45.7%  5,740    5,291      8.5%
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Tiguan                    2,488    2,333      6.6%  10,439   9,580      9.0%
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Touareg                   578      718      -19.5%  3,102    3,020      2.7%
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Routan                    3        908      -99.7%  707      3,115    -77.3%
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                   TOTAL  33,644   37,525   -10.3%  131,822  131,898   -0.1%
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About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
 Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of
America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
(VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of
Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA'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. The Volkswagen
Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and
Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle
Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat,
CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 600
independent U.S. dealers. 
"R-Line", "TDI", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the
Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.  
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