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HERNDON, VA— Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced May 2008 sales of 22,346 units, a 0.1 percent increase over the May 2007 sales of 22, 325 vehicles. On a year-to-date basis, 2008 Volkswagen sales are 0.6 percent ahead of 2007 sales through May.
A sign that people are ready for top down summer driving is that both the New Beetle convertible and Eos posted strong May sales results. Volkswagen’s innovative coupe-convertible-sunroof Eos posted its best sales month ever with sales of 1,807 units, up 21.2 percent over last May. New Beetle convertible posted sales of 1,809 units, up 20.6 percent compared to May 2007.
The Passat sedan and wagon also posted strong May sales numbers with sales of 3,694 units, up 18.5 percent compared to May 2007.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) as standard equipment on all its 2009 model year vehicles. As a result, Volkswagen is one of the only original equipment manufacturers to offer an electronic stabilization control system on its entire product line – ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) deadline requiring stabilization systems in the 2012 model year vehicles. Volkswagen’s ESP technology works in conjunction with anti-lock brakes and helps reduce loss of control, rollovers and other types of crashes. NHTSA predicts nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if all vehicles had stabilization systems as standard equipment.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.