Volkswagen Announces September Sales Totals image

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported September 2009 sales of 17,358 total units, representing a 1.5 percent increase over the same time period in 2008.

Building off of the success enjoyed in August of this year, which stemmed from the U.S. government’s Car Allowance Rebate System / ‘Cash-for-Clunkers’ program, Volkswagen enjoyed strong sales with a number of different models. The sleek and sporty CC led the charge with sales of 2,290 units, making for a 15.6 percent increase over August, and the model’s second best sales month ever. The Jetta sedan and SportWagen, proved once again to be popular choices for Volkswagen buyers with sales of 9,568 units posted for the month.

“Following such a strong month in August of this year, we are very pleased with consumer response to a number of Volkswagen’s key nameplates during the month of September,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With the CC and Jetta all experiencing either month-over-month or year-over-year gains, we believe the brand is well-positioned for continued growth as we head into the Fall months. We are also excited to have the 2010 all-new Golf TDI reaching dealer showrooms nationwide, and offer a no-compromise solution to drivers who want fuel-efficiency without sacrificing performance.”

  VW-US Snapshot
                                          ---------- YEAR-TO-DATE----------
         September   September             September   September
           -09         -08       Yr/Yr%      -09         -08        Yr/Yr%
          Actual      Actual     change   YTD Actual   YTD Actual   change
        ----------- ----------  -------- ------------ ------------ --------
  Rabbit
  /Golf     253        1,237     -79.5%     5,678       17,039     -66.7%
  GTI
   A5/A6    295          759     -61.1%     5,419       10,181     -46.8%
  R32       -            152    -100.0%       139        2,790     -95.0%
            ---          ---                  ---        -----
  Total
  Rabbit
  /GTI/
  R32       548        2,148     -74.5%    11,236       30,010     -62.6%
  Jetta
  Sdn     8,778        7,948      10.4%    69,287       73,317      -5.5%
  Sport-
  Wagen
  A5/A6     790          869      -9.1%    11,874        2,350     405.3%
            ---          ---                             -----
  Total
  Jetta   9,568        8,817       8.5%    81,161       75,667       7.3%
  New
  Beetle
  -Coupe  1,290        1,283       0.5%     7,977       12,579     -36.6%
  -Convert-
   ible     370          605     -38.8%     3,669        9,652     -62.0%
            ---          ---                             -----
  Total
  New
  Beetle  1,660        1,888     -12.1%    11,646       22,231     -47.6%
  Eos       516          660     -21.8%     5,915       11,452     -48.3%
  Passat
  Sdn       517        1,176     -56.0%     7,384       20,575     -64.1%
  Wgn       147          326     -54.9%     1,779        4,903     -63.7%
            ---          ---                             -----
  Total
  Passat    664        1,502     -55.8%     9,163       25,478     -64.0%
  CC      2,290            -       N/A     15,187                    N/A
  Tiguan    886        1,077     -17.7%     9,839        4,677     110.4%
  Touareg   325          642     -49.4%     2,994        5,477     -45.3%
  Routan    901          375     140.3%    12,639          375    3270.4%

  TOTAL  17,358       17,109       1.5%   159,780      175,367      -8.9%

Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.