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Record Month for Volkswagen Canada

Jul 3 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/13 -- After another strong month, Volkswagen Canada has now posted record sales results for eighteen consecutive months. In June, 5,606 new cars and light trucks were reported sold by the company, 2% above last year's total of 5,500. Year-to-date sales of 31,337 are also at record-setting levels, 9% over last year (28,862).

"Never before have we been able to offer such a broad variety of exceptional vehicles," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Our European engineering and outstanding dynamics set us apart, and our quality, value and fuel efficiency deliver what our customers are looking for."

Once again, the Jetta remains a best-seller, with 2,541 sold last month. Now more affordable than ever, the Tiguan compact sport utility increased its sales by 35% over last year.

With TDI Clean Diesel technology available on six different models, Volkswagen is able to offer all of the fuel savings of a diesel, without sacrificing drivability, interior space or cargo capacity.

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Volkswagen June 2013 Year-to-Date----------------------------------------------------------------------------Golf 1,236 6,255----------------------------------------------------------------------------Beetle 259 1,463----------------------------------------------------------------------------Jetta 2,541 15,237----------------------------------------------------------------------------Eos 37 358----------------------------------------------------------------------------Passat 615 3,675----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tiguan 714 3,200----------------------------------------------------------------------------Routan 0 100----------------------------------------------------------------------------Touareg 204 1,049----------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL 5,606 31,337----------------------------------------------------------------------------



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.vw.ca





Source: Marketwire


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