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Volkswagen of America Reports April Sales

May 1 2013 12:00AM



HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA)

•April sales total 33,644 units, representing an 10.3 percent decrease versus the prior year •Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 9,069 units for the month, 30.8 percent TDI® Clean Diesel •Jetta Sedan achieved 11,110 sales in April •Best year-to-date sales of Tiguan with 10,439 units delivered through April and 2,488 for the month •High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 21.7 percent of sales in April and 21.5 percent of sales year to date, the best year to date on record.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 33,644 units delivered in April, a 10.3 percent decrease over prior year sales.

"While it was a challenging month, particularly in the compact and midsize sedan segments, we remain solidly focused on our long term growth strategy," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "In spite of segment challenges with robust competition, the Jetta sedan and Passat showed strength in April and so far this year."

Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 11,110 units. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 1,968 units.

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with 9,069 units sold. Over 30 percent of the Passat's sold were TDI® Clean Diesels. Last week, Volkswagen announced it will begin offering a new, value-oriented Wolfsburg Edition later this spring. Building on the well-equipped S model, the Passat Wolfsburg Edition adds distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels, perforated V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, satellite radio, and a Media Device-Interface (MDI) with an iPod® cable. The 2013 Passat Wolfsburg Edition is priced at $23,495, and will go on sale in late spring.

The Beetle and Beetle Convertible delivered 1,980 and 1,699 units, respectively, for the month. The Beetle R-Line® Coupe is due to arrive in showrooms in early May, with a 210-horsepower turbocharged engine, an increase of 10 horsepower over the current Beetle Turbo with an anticipated fuel economy improvement.

The Tiguan saw a significant increase in sales with 2,488 units sold, marking the best year-to-date ever for the vehicle.

Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,607 units.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 21.7 percent of sales in April, and 21.5 percent for the year, the best year-to-date ever.

April 2013 SALES

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yr/Yr% April13 April12 Yr/Yr% April13 April12 change YTD YTD change----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf 1,435 1,807 -20.6% 6,192 5,915 4.7%----------------------------------------------------------------------------GTI 1,023 1,717 -40.4% 4,098 5,910 -30.7%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf R 149 352 -57.7% 840 1,087 -22.7%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 2,607 3,876 -32.7% 11,130 12,912 -13.8%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jetta Sedan 11,110 13,754 -19.2% 43,469 47,959 -9.4%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SportWagen 1,968 1,904 3.4% 7,104 6,465 9.9%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Jetta 13,078 15,658 -16.5% 50,573 54,424 -7.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Beetle Coupe 1,980 2,065 -4.1% 9,300 6,738 38.0%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Convertible 1,699 - - 4,389 - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Beetle 3,679 2,065 78.2% 13,689 6,738 103.2%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Eos 487 735 -33.7% 1,464 2,183 -32.9%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Passat Sedan 9,069 10,096 -10.2% 34,978 34,635 1.0%----------------------------------------------------------------------------CC 1,655 1,136 45.7% 5,740 5,291 8.5%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiguan 2,488 2,333 6.6% 10,439 9,580 9.0%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Touareg 578 718 -19.5% 3,102 3,020 2.7%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Routan 3 908 -99.7% 707 3,115 -77.3%---------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL 33,644 37,525 -10.3% 131,822 131,898 -0.1%----------------------------------------------------------------------------

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA'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. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.

"R-Line", "TDI", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.

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