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Sales Milestone for Volkswagen Canada

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 3, 2013) - Volkswagen Canada has rung in the New Year with an all-time record. December sales of 3,777 new cars and light trucks represent the best ever result for the month and were 6% higher than during the same period last year (3,565). Year-to-date, the total of 59,132 firmly established 2012 as the single best sales year for the company and outpaced the previous record (52,604) by over 12%. These figures were double the growth of the industry as a whole. Volkswagen has been in Canada since 1952.

"This is quite a significant milestone," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Our sincere thanks go out to the entire Canadian Dealer network, and to every customer from coast-to-coast that allowed us to reach this new plateau."

Volkswagen remains the market leader in fuel-saving TDI Clean Diesel technology. These engines are now available in the Passat, Jetta, Beetle, Golf, Golf Wagon, and Touareg models. The Jetta also features an optional turbocharged hybrid powertrain, combining the fun-to-drive character of all Volkswagens with the energy conservation of a hybrid.

Looking forward, the company will introduce a host of new models in 2013 that continue to embody the same virtues of safety, fuel efficiency, reliability and fun. These attributes, combined with aggressive pricing, have made Volkswagen an unparalleled Canadian value story for the last sixty years.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of December 2012:



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Volkswagen December 2012 Year-to-Date
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Golf 626 13,298
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Beetle 92 1,984
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Jetta 1,973 26,904
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Eos 45 678
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Passat 567 8,019
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Tiguan 276 5,657
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Routan 49 617
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Touareg 149 1,975
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TOTAL 3,777 59,132
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About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Volkswagen Canada
Thomas Tetzlaff
Spokesperson
905-428-5858
Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca
www.Volkswagen.ca

 

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