U.S. Vw sales up 18.5 Percent in February image

Vw of America today announced that in February the automaker sold 21,461 units – an 18.5 percent increase over prior year sales.

Vw has sold 39,862 vehicles in the first two months of the year, a 10.3 percent increase over 2010.

“We are excited to see such a strong performance from the all-new Jetta, particularly in the TDI Clean Diesel,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.  “As gas prices increase, Volkswagen is providing our customers with a range of high mileage vehicles powered by TDI Clean Diesel technology – including the upcoming all-new Passat, which is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway.”

TDI Clean Diesel models represented 19.6 percent of overall sales for the brand.  More than 57 percent of Golf vehicles sold in February were TDI models – a record high diesel mix for the Golf.

The sporty CC enjoyed a dramatic 68.4 sales increase. Tiguan sales increased 28.5 percent.