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Volkswagen Reports 35.1 Percent Increase in 2012 U.S. Sales

Jan 3 2013 12:00AM

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HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA)

•Brand achieves a 35.1 percent increase with 438,133 units delivered and 28 consecutive months of growth •Chattanooga-built Passat, sold 117,023 units, its best year ever and a 413.7 percent increase versus 2011; 14,462 units in December •Jetta Sedan sales total 13,102 units in December and 146,478 year-to-date •2012 Beetle achieved 3,182 units in December •Golf up 15.9 percent, Tiguan up 22.1 percent and Touareg up 40.1 percent versus 2011. •High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 20.6 percent of sales in 2012 and 16.7 percent in December

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 438,133 units delivered in 2012, a 35.1 percent increase over prior year sales. December deliveries totaled 44,005, up 35.4 percent over 2011, marking the best December since 1970.

"2012 marked another successful year of growth for Volkswagen of America," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "The Volkswagen brand delivered another important step in our long-term growth plan. 2012 marked the third consecutive year of significant double-digit growth rates and we more than doubled our volume of 2009. With the addition of the all-new Jetta Turbo Hybrid, Beetle Convertible and our strong dealer network, we expect to continue to outpace the industry in 2013."

The Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat, continues to demonstrate its strong appeal in the market with 14,462 units sold in December and 117,023 for the year, marking its best sales ever.

Jetta sedan sales totaled in 13,102 in December and 146,478 for the year, demonstrating that affordable German Engineering is a key selling point for the brand. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid, which received EPA ratings of 42 mpg city, 48 mpg highway for a combined mileage of 45 mpg, was added to the Jetta line-up in December.

The Beetle sold 29,174 units for the year and 3,182 for the month of December. Golf sales increased 15.9 percent for the year and 4.7 percent increase in December sales. The Tiguan sold 3,310 units in December and 31,731 units for the year marking its best December and year ever. The Touareg saw an increase in sales of 40.1 percent for the year and 26.1 percent for December. The only affordable four-door coupe, the Volkswagen CC, sold 2,196 units in December.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models account for 20.6 percent of sales in 2012 and 16.7 percent in December.

DECEMBER 2012 SALES


---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dec.12 Dec.11 Yr/Yr% Dec.2012 Dec.2011 Yr/Yr % change YTD YTD change----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf 1,477 1,411 4.7% 20,677 17,839 15.9%----------------------------------------------------------------------------GTI 1,085 1,332 -18.5% 16,314 16,867 -3.3%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf R 292 - - 3,894 - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 2,854 2,743 4.0% 40,885 34,706 17.8%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jetta Sedan 13,102 12,422 5.5% 146,478 150,515 -2.7%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SportWagen 2,559 2,000 28.0% 23,946 26,845 -10.8%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Jetta 15,661 14,422 8.6% 170,424 177,360 -3.9%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Beetle Coupe 2,666 1,530 74.2% 28,654 5,626 409.3%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Convertible 516 1 51,500.0% 520 842 -38.2%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Beetle 3,182 1,531 107.8% 29,174 6,468 351.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Eos 372 419 -11.2% 6,214 7,533 -17.5%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Passat Sedan 14,462 6,884 110.1% 117,023 22,779 413.7%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wagon - - - - 56 -100.0%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Passat 14,462 6,884 110.1% 117,023 22,835 412.5%----------------------------------------------------------------------------CC 2,196 2,450 -10.4% 21,646 29,502 -26.6%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiguan 3,310 2,403 37.7% 31,731 25,990 22.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Touareg 1,408 1,117 26.1% 10,553 7,535 40.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Routan 560 533 5.1% 10,483 12,473 -16.0%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL 44,005 32,502 35.4% 438,133 324,402 35.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------




About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 610 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.



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