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All-Time Record for Volkswagen Canada: Best Single Month of Sales in Company History

Jun 3 2013 12:00AM



AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- May was very special for Volkswagen Canada as the company reported its best sales result of all-time. A total of 6,315 new cars and sport utility vehicles were delivered to customers last month, 5% above last year's total of 6,030. Year-to-date sales are also at record-setting levels, with 25,731 vehicles being delivered, bettering last year by 10% (23,362).

"Quality, fuel efficiency and great value have always been hallmarks of our brand," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "What sets us apart is the ability to deliver these attributes without sacrificing the unique, fun-to-drive character built into each Volkswagen."

A perennial favourite, the Jetta remains one of the best-selling cars in Canada. Last month, 2,858 Jettas were delivered. Now available with a choice of five different engines, including TDI Clean Diesel and Turbocharged Hybrid, the Jetta is priced from just $14,990. Year-to-date, Jetta sales are up 27% over the same period last year.

Volkswagen Canada has now posted 17 consecutive record months, and has done so with the strongest lineup in the company's history.

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

--------------------------------------------- Volkswagen May 2013 Year-to-Date --------------------------------------------- Golf 1,233 5,019 --------------------------------------------- Beetle 362 1,204 --------------------------------------------- Jetta 2,858 12,696 --------------------------------------------- Eos 91 321 --------------------------------------------- Passat 866 3,060 --------------------------------------------- Tiguan 708 2,486 --------------------------------------------- Routan 5 100 --------------------------------------------- Touareg 192 845 --------------------------------------------- TOTAL 6,315 25,731 ---------------------------------------------

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 Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff

Source: Marketwire

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