HERNDON, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported November 2009 sales of 16,250 total units, representing a 13.7 percent increase over November 2008. November marks Volkswagen's fifth consecutive sales month above last year.
Volkswagen's stunning four door coupe, the CC, once again performed extremely well, and posted its best sales month ever with 3,187 units.
The Jetta, Volkswagen's top selling nameplate, posted strong November results with 7,957 units, a 23 percent increase over November 2008. Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models continue to perform especially well and accounted for nearly 25 percent of the brands total sales. The Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Touareg TDI's sold 3,667 total units in November.
"We're thrilled not only with our November sales results, but also with the five consecutive months of sales growth," said Mark Barnes, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Our clean diesel TDI models continue to perform extremely well, signifying that today's consumers are looking for not only affordability, but they're also placing a much greater demand for extremely fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles as well. Our current Sign-then-Drive promotion is proving to be highly successful in attracting new customers to our brand, especially to many of our newer products like our CC, Tiguan, and TDI models. With our brands full range of affordable, stylish, efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles we're confident that our brand is well poised for future success in this market." Barnes added.
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Va. 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, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg 2 and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and 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.