Record May Results for Volkswagen Canada

All-Time Best Sales Month

AJAX, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - May of 2012 turned out to be the single best sales month of all time for Volkswagen Canada.  The company, which this year is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Canada, posted sales of 6,030, bettering the previous record by 4%.  Year-to-date, Volkswagen is also on track to set a new high water mark.  Its 135 Dealers have delivered 23,362 new vehicles in the first five months, 7% above last year's record pace.

"Strong product and strong Dealers have been a winning formula for our company," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.  "Our cars have been redesigned and are now even more stylish and affordable."

Forming the backbone for Volkswagen were sales of the Jetta.  In May, a total of 2,611 new Jettas were sold nationwide.  The Jetta remains one of the ten best-selling passenger cars in Canada with year-to-date sales of 10,004.

Volkswagen offers a wide variety of cars, with an even wider variety of engines, including the ultra-fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel.  All are well-equipped, aggressively priced, and built to last.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of May 2012:

Volkswagen May 2012 Year-to-Date
Golf 1,217 4,809
Golf GTI 178 609
Beetle 230 1,025
Jetta 2,611 10,004
Eos 99 325
Passat 918 3,227
Tiguan 521 2,371
Routan 57 258
Touareg 199 734
TOTAL 6,030 23,362

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, 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, Routan, and Touareg through 135 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.

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SOURCE Volkswagen Canada Inc.

For further information:

Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
Phone: 905-428-5858

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Volkswagen Canada Inc.

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