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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – July 3, 2006 – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today report June 2006 sales of 20,121, a 5.5 percent increase over prior year sales of 19,071. Year-to-date sales show an overall increase of 20.0 percent (116,045 for 2006, as compared to 96,704 for the first half of 2005).
Volkswagen’s mid-sized sedan, the Passat, continues to gain momentum – up a phenomenal 132.1 percent versus last year. New Beetle Coupe sales continue to surge, posting a 36.3 percent increase over June of last year.
Rabbit sales hopped off to a fast start with 831 retail deliveries for June, with the vehicle officially launching on Saturday, June 24.
For the first half of 2006, sales of diesel engine vehicles accounted for 14.9 percent of total Volkswagen brand sales, maintaining our diesel passenger car sales leadership.
Shown below is the sales breakdown of models for the Volkswagen brand in June and year-to-date 2006.