September 05, 2013

Volkswagen of America sold 40,342 vehicles in August 2013

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) reported 40,342 units delivered in August, representing the third month the brand has surpassed 40,000 units over the past 40 years.

"We had a stellar month with our TDI clean diesels, demonstrating that more consumers are appreciating
real world benefits of these advanced engines," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "Overall, we are pleased to see that demand for the brand remains strong and selling over 40,000 vehicles for the month is an accomplishment our employees and dealers can be proud of.  As we transition to 2014 Model Year vehicles, we are encouraged that the lineup brings a host of new features and added customer value with the launch of the new 1.8 and 2.0 TSI engines, Car-Net connectivity system and the expansion of our sporty R-line models."

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to show strong results with 10,194 units delivered, an increase of 3 per cent. In August the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment delivered 4,470 clean diesels, representing 43.8 per cent of its sales mix.

Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for August accounted for 16,280 units, up 5.4 per cent for the year. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid continues to attract consumer interest with 712 deliveries in August.

Beetle deliveries for August were 4,921 units, a 42.6 per cent increase versus the prior year.

The Tiguanhad the best August ever with 2,948 units sold; this also marks the best year-to-date with 20,744 units. Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 3,010 units. The Touareg sold 705 units.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI Clean Diesel models accounted for 30.4 per cent of sales in August marking the best month ever for TDI sales and 24.3 per cent year-to-date.


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