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New April Milestone for Volkswagen Canada

May 1 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Bolstered by a solid lineup, April sales for Volkswagen Canada came in at record levels for the sixteenth consecutive month. Company sales of 6,248 new cars and light trucks were 11% above last year's total (5,620). Year-to-date, the news is also very positive as Volkswagen has delivered 19,416 vehicles, bettering last year by 12% (17,332).

"Our entire lineup is more affordable than ever," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We have built a reputation for offering European design and quality while offering excellent value."

The Jetta remains the top-seller in the lineup, accounting for 2,814 units last month. Year-to-date, Jetta sales are 52% greater than last year.

Sales of the Volkswagen Tiguan compact sport utility were also particularly strong. A total of 641 were delivered, which was 19% more than from the same period in 2012. Now available from a starting price of under $25,000, the Tiguan combines the style and performance of the iconic GTI along with the rugged good looks and carrying capacity of a sport utility vehicle.

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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Volkswagen April 2013 Year-to-Date----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf 1,289 3,786----------------------------------------------------------------------------Beetle 393 842----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jetta 2,814 9,838----------------------------------------------------------------------------Eos 108 230----------------------------------------------------------------------------Passat 753 2,194----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiguan 641 1,778----------------------------------------------------------------------------Routan 40 95----------------------------------------------------------------------------Touareg 210 653----------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL 6,248 19,416----------------------------------------------------------------------------



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
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
905-428-5858
Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca





Source: Marketwire


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