Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported October 2009 sales of 17,037 total units, representing a 7.2 percent increase over October 2008.
CC, Volkswagen’s stylish four door coupe performed exceptionally well for the month with 2,349 unit sales, representing its best sales month since March.
The Jetta, consistently Volkswagen’s top selling model, posted a 25 percent increase over October 2008 with 9,076 unit sales. Demonstrating that today’s consumers are placing a greater emphasis on cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles, Volkswagen’s clean diesel TDI models continue to perform especially well. Jetta TDI sales accounted for 40 percent of total Jetta sedan and SportWagen sales, while sales of all TDI models accounted for 24 percent of total October sales.
“We’re extremely pleased with our October sales results,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Our clean diesel TDI models continue to gain momentum in the market place, and the Golf and Touareg TDI’s are welcome editions to our model lineup. As our stylish and elegant CC continues to gain market awareness, I’m confident that it will continue to gain sales momentum. It’s a remarkable vehicle that truly represents what this brand is all about–affordable German engineering. With more and more of today’s consumers looking for affordable, fuel efficient, and fun-to-drive vehicles without sacrificing refinement, our brand is well positioned for a bright future, ” Barnes added.