Positive Start to 2014 for Volkswagen Canada

Positive Start to 2014 for Volkswagen Canada  25th Consecutive Month of Record Sales  AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 --  Volkswagen Canada started off 2014 with its 25th consecutive month of record sales. January's total of 3,683 represented a 9% increase over the previous record of 3,373, set just last year.   "We have created a lineup of vehicles that appeal to the Canadian consumer," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Customers will not accept compromises when they select a vehicle, and our cars do a great job of combining comfort, driving enjoyment and solid value."   Leading the way were sales of the Jetta. During the month, 1,891 were sold.   Volkswagen showcased the all-new, 7th generation GTI at the Montreal Autoshow, and will take the wraps off of the new Golf this month at the Toronto show. Both vehicles will arrive at dealerships this spring.  Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of January 2014:                                ------------------------------                           Volkswagen    January 2014                         ------------------------------                              Golf           373                              ------------------------------                             Beetle          130                              ------------------------------                             Jetta          1,891                             ------------------------------                              Eos             9                               ------------------------------                             Passat          496                              ------------------------------                             Tiguan          647                              ------------------------------                            Touareg          137                              ------------------------------                             TOTAL          3,683                             ------------------------------  About Volkswagen Canada:  Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.   Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.  Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.  Contacts: Volkswagen Canada Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff 905-428-5858 Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca