Volkswagen U.S. sales rise 40.7 percent in November image

Volkswagen of America reported 28,412 units sold in November, accounting for a 40.7 percent increase over the same month in 2010.

Year-to-date sales are also up 25.3 percent, partly due to the Chattanooga-built Passat, which sold 6,018 units, outselling 2010’s volume. But the best sold VW model in the U.S. last month is the Jetta Sedan, with 11,131 units, a 58.9 percent increase year-to-date. Jetta sales, including Jetta SportWagen, totaled 12,891 units, a 15.6 percent increase over last year.

“November has been a tremendous month for Volkswagen. With the 2012 Passat named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, anticipated improvements in J.D. Power’s Sales Satisfaction Index and once again double-digit sales growth, the proof points of German Engineering and our commitment to the U.S. market are all starting to come together,” said Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America CEO.

The 2012 Beetle sold 1,656 units, while GTI and Golf sales also increased, by 33.3 percent and 37.5 percent respectively. The Eos and Tiguan SUV posted 53.0 percent and 11.4 percent sales increases, respectively. Volkswagen’s clean diesel TDI models accounted for 19.8 percent of all November sales, up 36.0 percent year-over-year. Touareg sales rose 0.4 percent to 840 units last month.