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Record Start for Volkswagen Canada

Feb 1 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- Sales results have picked up where they left off last year for Volkswagen Canada. January's total of 3,373 new cars and light trucks established a best-ever result for the month and were 8.5% higher than during the same period last year (3,109).

"2012 was a year in which we built up a great deal of momentum," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "With our strong lineup of vehicles, we are confident that this will continue throughout 2013."

Known worldwide as a market leader in fuel-saving TDI Clean Diesel technology, Volkswagen has recently added an optional turbocharged hybrid version to the best-selling Jetta lineup.

This week, Volkswagen's 136 Canadian Dealers will also welcome the latest member of the Beetle family, the sun-loving convertible. This iconic design is a sure-fire way to kick the winter blues and will allow Canadians to take advantage of the first days of spring with an automated power top that can retract the roof in less than ten seconds.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of January 2013:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Volkswagen January 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf 673----------------------------------------------------------------------------Beetle 86----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jetta 1,805----------------------------------------------------------------------------Eos 29----------------------------------------------------------------------------Passat 345----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiguan 289----------------------------------------------------------------------------Routan 11----------------------------------------------------------------------------Touareg 135----------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL 3,373----------------------------------------------------------------------------



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 136 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.



Contacts:
Volkswagen Canada
Thomas Tetzlaff
Spokesperson
905-428-5858
Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca
www.volkswagen.ca





Source: Marketwire


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