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Volkswagen of America Increases June Sales 35% Over Prior Year

July 1, 2011

HERNDON, Va., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

  • June sales total 28,444 units, a 35.1 percent increase over prior year sales
  • Best June and best first-half year since June 2002
  • Best Jetta month ever with 17,105 units, up 88.3%
  • Strong Golf sales of 1,776 units, up 13.1%
  • Eos up 17.7%, best month since May 2009
  • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 28,444 units sold in June 2011, a 35.1 percent increase over prior year sales Year-to-date sales are up 22.3 percent.

“We’ve been able achieve a volume in the first half of this year in what took us effectively seven months last year,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With Volkswagen’s broad range of fuel-efficient, high-quality vehicles, we expect the momentum to continue into the second-half of the year.”

Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 17,105 – a 88.3 percent increase over last year. Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 46.9 percent and 47.1 percent sales increases, respectively. Eos sales increased 17.7 percent over prior year, representing its best month since May 2009. Volkswagen’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for 21.3 percent of all June sales.

“The first-half of the year marked a period of unprecedented growth as more customers discovered the value, fuel economy, design and driving experience of the Volkswagen brand,” said Browning. “As we head into the second half of the year, we expect this trend to continue, particularly in the fall when we add the all-new Passat and Beetle to our dealer showrooms.”


        VW - U.S.
         Snapshot          --- JUNE 2011 ---          --- YEAR-TO-DATE ---
                                         Yr/Yr
                                 June-     %      June-11   June-10   Yr/Yr
                       June-11     10    change     YTD       YTD         %
                       -------  ------  ------   --------  --------  ------
    Golf                 1,776   1,570     13.1%    8,874     6,906    28.5%
    GTI A5/A6            1,535   1,200     27.9%    8,893     7,930    12.1%
    Total Rabbit/
     Golf/GTI/
     R32                 3,311   2,770     19.5%   17,767    14,836    19.8%
    Jetta Sedan
     A5/A6              14,513   6,569    120.9%   76,498    43,172    77.2%
          SportWagen
           A5/A6         2,592   2,516      3.0%   15,254    12,086    26.2%
    Total Jetta         17,105   9,085     88.3%   91,752    55,258    66.0%
    New Beetle
     Coupe                   2     796    -99.7%      202     8,484    97.6%
         Convertible         -     441     -100%      839     2,697    69.9%
    Total  New
     Beetle                  2   1,237    -99.8%    1,041    11,181   -90.7%
    Eos                    886     753     17.7%    3,715     3,754    -1.0%
    Passat Sedan             1     767    -99.9%      164     6,211   -97.4%
                Wagon        1     341    -99.7%       56     1,496   -96.3%
                -----      ---     ---    -----       ---     -----   -----
    Total Passat             2   1,108    -99.8%      220     7,707   -97.1%
    ------------           ---   -----    -----       ---     -----   -----


      VW - U.S.
       Snapshot         --- JUNE 2011 ---           --- YEAR-TO-DATE ---
                                     Yr/Yr %  June-    June-10
                  June-11  June-10   change    11 YTD     YTD    Yr/Yr %
                  -------  -------   -------  ------    -------  -------
    CC              3,157    2,582      22.3%  16,342    12,765     28.0%
    Tiguan          2,468    1,678      47.1%  14,031    10,390     35.0%
    Touareg           454      309      46.9%   3,094     2,031     52.3%
    Routan          1,059    1,529     -30.7%   6,163     8,090    -23.8%
    ------          -----    -----     -----    -----     -----    -----
           TOTAL   28,444   21,051      35.1% 154,125   126,012     22.3%
           -----   ------   ------      ----  -------   -------     ----

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 is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.


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