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New Sales Record at Volkswagen Canada

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AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2016) - Volkswagen Canada posted its best-ever December after sales of 4,508 new cars and light trucks during the month. This represents a 3% increase over the same month last year. In total, 2015 sales of 70,344 bested the previous record of 65,677 (set last year) by 7%, and marked the first time the brand has sold in excess of 70,000 units in Canada.

The top-selling vehicle in the lineup for the month; and the year, was the Jetta sedan, with sales of 1,411 for the month. Its 27,719 sales for the year made it the 6th best-selling car in Canada. Sales of the Golf family, including the Golf Hatchback, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI and Golf R totaled 1,615 in December, and 20,515 for all of 2015. The Golf is also among the top-selling cars nationwide.

For 2016, Volkswagen will be revealing special editions of its popular Beetle and Beetle Convertible at upcoming autoshows in Montreal and Toronto.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of December 2015:



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Volkswagen December 2015 Year-to-date
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Golf 1,615 20,515
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Beetle 76 2,347
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Jetta 1,411 27,719
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Eos 11 438
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Passat 366 5,838
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Tiguan 965 11,459
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Touareg 64 2,028
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TOTAL 4,508 70,344
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About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 137 independent Canadian Dealers. It 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
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
905-428-5858
Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca

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