Volkswagen of America Reports June 2013 Sales

Volkswagen of America Reports June 2013 Sales 
Best-Ever June and Year-to-Date Results for Passat and TDI(R) Clean
Diesels 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- 


 
--  Best June and year-to-date for Passat with 10,874 and 56,119 units
    respectively
--  Best June sales for Beetle since 2006 with 3,780 units delivered
--  Best-ever year-to-date results for Tiguan with 15,526 units delivered
--  June sales total 36,957 units, representing a 3.2 percent decrease
    versus the prior year
--  High-mileage, TDI(R) Clean Diesel models accounted for 24.3 percent
    of sales in June and 22.1 percent of sales year-to-date, the best June
    and year-to-date results on record.

  
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 36,957 units
delivered in June, a 3.2 percent decrease over prior year sales.
While Volkswagen's sales pace was anticipated to moderate this year,
the company has achieved significant, double-digit growth over the
past few years. Comparing year-to-date June 2013 sales to June 2011,
the company attained a growth rate of over 30 percent.  
"Volkswagen achieved a number of sales milestones in June, including
our best-ever TDI Clean Diesel sales, a strong indication of our
leadership in this area and growing consumer demand for our fuel
efficient technologies," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO
Volkswagen Group of America. "While we are cautious in terms of the
economic outlook, we expect our sales pace to remain steady in the
second-half of the year as we gear up for our Model Year 2014 vehicle
introductions with significant updates."  
The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with
10,874 units delivered. The TDI(R) Clean Diesel Passat made history
in June when it set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) achievement for
the "lowest fuel consumption -- 48 U.S. states for a non-hybrid car"
category with a stellar 77.99 mpg -- more than 10 mpg better. The
achievement also beats the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more
than 13 mpg. Over 30 percent of the Passats sold in June were TDI(R)
Clean Diesels. 
Total Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for June accounted for
14,813 units, up 8.9 percent over last year. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid
continues to attract consumer interest with 438 deliveries in June.  
Total Bee
tle deliveries for June were 3,780 units, a 29.7 percent
increase versus the prior year.  
Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,602 units.
The Tiguan and Touareg sold 2,452 and 642 units respectively.  
Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI(R) Clean Diesel models accounted for
24.3 percent of sales in June, and 22.1 percent year-to-date, the
best June and year-to-date results ever.  
In June, Volkswagen was honored to receive three awards from the
Cannes Lion Festival, including a Silver Lion in the Branded Content
category for a Shark Week video, a Bronze Lion in the Film Lions
category for the "Baby" commercial and a Bronze Lion in the Media
Lions category for the "Shark Cage" video.  
Continuing its commitment to the United States market and
strengthening its infrastructure, the Volkswagen Group celebrated the
grand opening of a $40 million distribution center in Roane County,
Tenn. The facility will be used for distributing domestic auto parts
to global markets for the Chattanooga-made Passat and will later
serve as a domestic distribution center for Volkswagen and Audi
service parts. The operation will help improve service parts delivery
times to over 110 dealers in the surrounding regions. The company
also announced that the facility was certified LEED Silver, making it
the 6th Volkswagen facility in the United States to receive LEED
certification by the US Green Building Council. Volkswagen Group
plans to invest more than $5 billion in North America over the next
three years in new products, technologies and infrastructure aimed at
helping the company reach its long-term goals for the region.  
June 2013 SALES 


 
                                                                            
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                       June 13  June 12  Yr/Yr%   June 13  June 12  Yr/Yr%  
                                         change   YTD      YTD      change  
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Golf                      1,277    2,137   -40.2%    9,062    9,939    -8.8%
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GTI                       1,169    1,508   -22.5%    6,551    8,986   -27.1%
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Golf R                      156      447   -65.1%    1,171    1,957   -40.2%
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Total Golf R/Golf/GTI     2,602    4,092   -36.4%   16,784   20,882   -19.6%
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Jetta Sedan              12,960   11,598    11.7%   70,511   72,519    -2.8%
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    SportWagen            1,853    2,006    -7.6%   10,785   10,684     0.9%
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Total Jetta              14,813   13,604     8.9%   81,296   83,203    -2.3%
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Beetle Coupe              1,771    2,914   -39.2%   12,710   12,654     0.4%
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    Convertible           2,009        -        -    8,477                  
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Total Beetle              3,780    2,914    29.7%   21,187   12,654    67.4%
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Eos                         430      713   -39.7%    2,441    3,688   -33.8%
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Passat Sedan             10,874   10,252     6.1%   56,119   55,065     1.9%
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CC                        1,209    1,859   -35.0%    8,243    8,757    -5.9%
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Tiguan                    2,452    2,885   -15.0%   15,526   14,940     3.9%
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Touareg                     642      794   -19.1%    4,330    4,514    -4.1%
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Routan                      155    1,057   -85.3%      866    5,022   -82.8%
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                 TOTAL   36,957   38,170    -3.2%  206,792  208,725    -0.9%
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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. 
Notes:
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CONTACT: 
Scott Vazin
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scott.vazin@vw.com 
 
 
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