VW Shows Big Gains For 7th Month In A Row – VW Southtowne Utah


Volkswagen Reports 31.5 Percent Increase In April U.S. Sales

– Best April since 1971 marking the seventh month in a row in excess of 30 percent sales gains – – Passat sales exceed 10,000 units for second record month in a row, with 10,096 sold – – April sales total 37,525 units a 38 percent increase year-to-date – Passat, the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 10,096 units, its best month ever – Best April Beetle sales since 2003 – Best April sales ever for GTI – Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 13,754 units – High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in April, up 35.2 percent versus the prior year

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 37,525 units sold in April, a 31.5 percent increase over prior year sales, 38 percent increase year-to-date and the best April since 1971.

“The demand and enthusiasm for our products continues at a strong pace and we are beginning to see the fruits of our investments pay off, marking the best April in over forty years,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “As our sales continue to outpace the industry, we are investing in our infrastructure to ensure sustained growth.”

Last month, the company announced expansion plans for VW Credit Inc. (VCI) facility in Libertyville, IL. The ground breaking took place on April 20 for a 30,000-square-foot expansion of the facility. The multimillion-dollar expansion, to be completed early next year, will accommodate approximately 150 new jobs that VW Credit, Inc. expects to create through 2018. This comes on top of the additional 1,000 jobs that the company announced it would add at its manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN to meet growing demand of the 2012 Passat.

Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 13,754, while Jetta SportWagen totaled 1,904. Sales of the Chattanooga-built Passat continue to rise with record sales of 10,096 units in April, the second month breaking 10,000 units.

The 2012 Beetle, recently named to Ward’s list of “10 Best Interiors,” sold 2,065 units. The Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Coupe will go on sale late summer 2012. The Tiguan continued to see strong sales with 2,333 units sold and the Golf saw a 14.6 percent increase in sales with a total of 3,876 units sold.

        VW - U.S. Snapshot    --- April  2012 ---              --- YEAR-TO-DATE ---
                              April-12 April-11 Yr/Yr % change April-12  YTD April-11 YTD Yr/Yr % change
        Golf                  1,807    1,681    7.5%           5,915         5,337        10.8%
        GTI                   1,717    1,701    0.9%           5,910         5,627        5.0%
        Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 3,876    3,382    14.6%          12,912        10,964       17.8%
        Jetta Sedan           13,754   13,905   -1.1%          47,959        48,272       -0.6%
        SportWagen            1,904    3,050    -37.6%         6,465         9,704        -33.4%
        Total Jetta           15,658   16,955   -7.6%          54,424        57,976       -6.1%
        Beetle Coupe          2,065    1        206400.0%      6,738         198          3303.0%
        Convertible           -        7        -100.0%        -             837          -100.0%
        Total Beetle          2,065    8        25712.5%       6,738         1,035        551.0%
        Eos                   735      668      10.0%          2,183         1,975        10.5%
        Passat Sedan          10,096   -        N/A            34,635        162          21279.6%
        Wagon                 -        -        N/A            -             55           -100.0%
        Total Passat          10,096   -        N/A            34,635        217          15860.8%
        CC                    1,136    3,163    -64.1%         5,291         9,206        -42.5%
        Tiguan                2,333    2,791    -16.4%         9,580         8,472        13.1%
        Touareg               718      640      12.2%          3,020         2,059        46.7%
        Routan                908      935      -2.9%          3,115         3,677        -15.3%
        TOTAL                 37,525   28,542   31.5%          131,898       95,581       38.0%

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, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at http://www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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