Volkswagen Reports May 2009 Sales image

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced May 2009 sales of 19,568 units, a 12.4 percent decrease over May 2008.

Volkswagen of America’s volume model, the Jetta, posted its best sales month since August of 2008 with sales of 8,992 units. The Jetta SportWagen posted its best sales month since its launch last year with sales of 1,605 units. Volkswagen’s award winning clean diesel models also posted their best sales month since their launch last year with 3,862 units sold.

“In this challenging economy, Volkswagen is pleased with our May sales results,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We’re really encouraged by how well our Jetta sedan and SportWagen did in May, and equally excited by how well our TDI clean diesel models continue to sell,” added Barnes.

  VW-US Snapshot                         ---------- YEAR-TO-DATE ----------
                  May-09  May-08    Yr/Yr %  May-09 YTD  May-08 YTD Yr/Yr %
                  Actual  Actual    change    Actual       Actual    change
  Rabbit           611     2,393    -74.5%     3,408       9,253    -63.2%
  GTI              857     1,159    -26.1%     2,814       5,102    -44.8%
  R32                1       315    -99.7%       133       1,918    -93.1%
     Total
      Rabbit/GTI/
      R32        1,469     3,867               6,355      16,273    -60.9%
  Jetta
   Sdn           8,992     8,303      8.3%    30,676      37,415    -18.0%
    SportWagen   1,605         -      0.0%     5,554           -       N/A
     Total
      Jetta     10,597     8,303     27.6%    36,230      37,415     -3.2%
  New Beetle
   - Coupe         602     1,678    -64.1%     4,058       6,378    -36.4%
   - Convertible   570     1,809    -68.5%     1,861       5,312    -65.0%
     Total  New
      Beetle     1,172     3,487    -66.4%     5,919      11,690    -49.4%
  Eos            1,009     1,807    -44.2%     2,978       6,634    -55.1%
  Passat
   Sdn             851     3,016    -71.8%     4,194      13,358    -68.6%
   Wgn             228       678    -66.4%     1,018       2,923    -65.2%
     Total
      Passat     1,079     3,694    -70.8%     5,212      16,281    -68.0%
  CC             1,419         -       N/A     8,290                   N/A
  Tiguan         1,133       679     66.9%     5,207         679    666.9%
  Touareg          300       509    -41.1%     1,599       3,344    -52.2%
  Routan         1,390         -       N/A     6,191           -       N/A
         TOTAL  19,568    22,346     -12.4%   77,981      92,316    -15.5%

Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.