Volkswagen of America December 2011 and Annual Sales (Chart)

Herndon based Volkswagen of America reported a double digit increase in annual sales for calendar year 2011 as well as a record setting December.

The U.S. sales total was 324,402 units, a 26.3 percent increase over calendar year 2010 sales.

Highlights from the year include the Volkswagen Jetta, which was the sales volume leader throughout last year with total sales of 177,360 units including SportWagen. It was a 43.9 percent increase.

The all-new 2012 Passat Sedan launched in the fall of 2011 showed the biggest increase in sales percentage wise, it was up 124 percent to 22,779. Including the Wagon total Passat sales were 22,835 units.

A new Beetle Coupe was also launched in 2012 and posted 1,530 units sold in December. It still wasn't enough to offset slow sales earlier in the year that brought the Beetle to negative territory by year's end. Full year sales were down 52.6 percent with only 5,626 units sold compared to 11,874 in 2010.

Total December 2011 sales for all Volkswagen vehicles amounted to 32,502, a 36.2 percent increase.

"December capped off a successful year of growth for Volkswagen of America," stated Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "In addition to strong sales performance, in 2011 we opened an award-winning manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., launched the all-new Beetle and Passat - which won the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year - and the brand made the biggest improvement in Sales Satisfaction in the industry.  We look forward to carrying this momentum into 2012."

VW – U.S. Snapshot December 2011       YEARTODATE           
 
                  Dec11Dec10Yr/Yr %     Dec11  YTDDec10 YTDYr/Yr %
                              change                                  
 
Golf              1,411 1,333 5.9%        17,839     14,531    22.8%  
 
GTI               1,332 1,069 24.6%       16,867     13,755    22.6%  
 
Total Golf/GTI    2,743 2,402 14.2%       34,706     28,286    22.7%  
 
Jetta Sedan       12,422 10,523 18.0%     150,515    97,448    54.5%  
 
SportWagen        2,000 2,472 19.1%      26,845     25,765    4.2%   
 
Total Jetta       14,42212,99511.0%       177,360    123,213   43.9%  
 
Beetle Coupe      1,530 253   504.7%      5,626      11,874    52.6% 
 
Convertible       1     320   99.7%       842        4,663     81.9% 
 
Total Beetle      1,531 573   167.2%      6,468      16,537    60.9% 
 
Eos               419   359   16.7%       7,533      6,690     12.6%  
 
Passat Sedan      6,884 179   3745.8%     22,779     10,168    124.0% 
 
Wagon                43    100.0%     56         2,329     97.6% 
 
Total Passat      6,884 222   3000.9%     22,835     12,497    82.7%  
 
CC                2,450 2,712 9.7%       29,502     27,987    5.4%   
 
Tiguan            2,403 2,551 5.8%       25,990     20,946    24.1%  
 
Touareg           1,117 806   38.6%       7,535      4,713     59.9%  
 
Routan            533   1,247 57.3%      12,473     15,961    21.9% 
 
TOTAL             32,50223,86736.2%       324,402    256,830   26.3% 

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