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HERNDON, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that August marked a 21 percent increase in year-to-date sales for their entire line of vehicles. August 2010 sales decreased 7.9 percent when compared with the same time last year, which included historic sales as part of the launch of the U.S. government’s “cash for clunkers” program.
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen had its best month ever with 2,560 units sold, a 125 percent increase compared with August 2009. The popular Passat also had an exceptional month with 1,669 units sold, marking its best sales month since December 2008 and a 35 percent increase in year-over-year sales growth. The luxurious Volkswagen CC recorded a 31 percent increase in sales compared with the same month last year.
Volkswagen’s line of sporty compact vehicles also had a great month as both the Golf and GTI saw increases in sales compared to August 2009. The Golf sold 1,409 units, a 70 percent increase from the same month last year while the GTI saw a 22 percent increase compared with the same time period in 2009.
Consumers continued to show their commitment to purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles as Volkswagen’s clean diesel TDI models increasingly gained popularity with the Jetta TDI, Jetta SportWagen TDI, Touareg TDI and Golf TDI all having year-to-year sales increase in August of nearly 25 percent.
“We are thrilled to see that more and more car buyers are turning to Volkswagen vehicles to take advantage of our unique combination of German-engineered driving experience, cutting-edge design, fuel economy, and safety,” said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We expect to see continued growth in the coming months as we introduce several new models, including the all-new Jetta and Touareg.”