Volkswagen of America reports May sales

Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) currently reported 38,013 units delivered in May, a 1.7 percent diminution over before year sales.

“We saw an uptick in a consumer trade and shutting rates this month that authorised us to set new annals for Jetta and Passat,” pronounced Jonathan Browning, President and CEO Volkswagen Group of America. “In a month in that a attention saw clever expansion in a collect adult lorry segments, an area in that we do not compete, we are gratified to see healthy consumer direct for a newcomer cars, generally a flourishing direct for a TDI Clean Diesels and Hybrid line up.”

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to broach clever formula with 10,267 units delivered. Citing, “Proof that German Engineering is value each penny,” Consumer Digest awarded a 2013 Passat a Best Buy award. In May, a group in Chattanooga reached a new miracle when they constructed a 250,000th Passat. Over 31 percent of a Passat’s sole in May were TDI® Clean Diesels.

Total Jetta deliveries for May accounted for 15,910 units, adult 4.8 percent over final year. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid continues to benefit movement with 473 deliveries in May and was recently named a “Top Ten Green Car” by Kelly Blue Book.

Total Beetle deliveries for May were 3,718 units, a 23.9 percent boost contra a before year. The Beetle R-Line® Coupe arrived in showrooms in early May, with a 210-horsepower turbocharged engine, an boost of 10 horsepower over a stream Beetle Turbo with improvements in fuel economy.

The Tiguan saw a poignant boost in sales with 2,635 units delivered, adult 6.5 percent over before year sales.

Total sales of a Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 3,052 units.

Volkswagen’s high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 22.3 percent of sales in May, and 21.7 percent for a year, a best May and year-to-date formula ever.

Volkswagen’s TDI® Clean Diesel powertrains, along with hybrid and other modernized fuel-saving technologies, are partial of Volkswagen’s Think Blue initiative. Think Blue is tied to Volkswagen’s efforts to foster tolerable mobility and to expostulate preparation and behaviors to support a planet. In May, Volkswagen announced poignant investments to serve foster a Think Blue philosophy, including a $10 million fasten to a Trust for a National Mall, rising a new partnership with a Surfrider Foundation, and fasten USA Cycling in Chattanooga for a Professional Road and Time Trial Championships.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an handling section of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a auxiliary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in a United States embody investigate and development, tools and car processing, tools placement centers, sales, selling and use offices, financial use centers, and a state-of-the-art production trickery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of a world’s largest producers of newcomer cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells a Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles by approximately 600 eccentric U.S. dealers.

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