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News   March 2, 2011   by CARS Magazine

Volkswagen of America Announces 18.5 Per Cent Increase in February Sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported 21,461 units sold in February 2011, an 18.5 per cent increase over prior year sales.  The company has sold 39,862 vehicles in the first two months of the year, a 10.3 per cent increase over 2010.


Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported 21,461 units sold in February 2011, an 18.5 per cent increase over prior year sales.  The company has sold 39,862 vehicles in the first two months of the year, a 10.3 per cent increase over 2010.

“We are excited to see such a strong performance from the all-new Jetta, particularly in the TDI Clean Diesel,” said Mark Barnes, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  “As gas prices increase, Volkswagen is providing our customers with a range of high mileage vehicles powered by TDI Clean Diesel technology – including the upcoming all-new Passat, which is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway.”

TDI Clean Diesel models represented 19.6 per cent of overall sales for the brand.  More than 57 per cent of Golf vehicles sold in February were TDI models – a record high diesel mix for the Golf.

The sporty CC enjoyed a dramatic 68.4 sales increase. Tiguan sales increased 28.5 per cent.