Strong Sales of Jetta and Passat Lead the Way
AJAX, ON, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Volkswagen Canada celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and is pleased to report June sales of 5,500 cars and light trucks. This was the company's best-ever result for the month, and betters the previous mark; set just last year, by 10%. Volkswagen's 135 Dealers have delivered 28,862 new vehicles through the first half of the year, 7% above last year's record pace.
"Sales of our volume-leader, the Jetta and the newly-redesigned Passat continue to lead the way for our company," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Our redesigned product has placed an emphasis on style, size, quality and value and this has produced a winning formula."
June sales of the Jetta totaled 2,381, with year-to-date figures numbering 12,385.
The Passat accounted for 702 sales for the month, and total 3,929 for the year.
The full Volkswagen lineup includes a variety of sedans, hatchbacks and stylish coupes, such as the Beetle and CC. The Touareg and Tiguan sport utilities add another level of versatility to the mix. Volkswagen also offers one of the widest arrays of powerful and fuel efficient engines, including the TDI Clean Diesel.
Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of June 2012:
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.
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.
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