Volkswagen of America October 2011 Sales (Chart)

Herndon-based Volkswagen of America reported another strong month with October sales increasing 39.6 percent.

The maker of Jetta sedans reported total sales of 28,028 units. The all-new Passat and Beetle vehicles posted their first full month sales. The 2012 Chattanooga, TN-built Passat flagship sedan sold 5,040 units and the 2012 Beetle coupe sold 1,516 units up 219.8 percent.

The volume seller continued to be the Jetta sedan and sportwagen variant, they had a combined sales total of 13,058 units, 9.2 percent increase.

Several Volkswagen of America vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK rating for 2011. The Routan minivan was the latest to achieve the highest possible rating.

Year-to-date sales totaled 263,487 a 23.8% increase. Wolfsburg,Germany-based Volkswagen AG (PINK:VLKAY) is the parent company of its subsidiary, Volkswagen of America.

VW – U.S. Snapshot    --- OCTOBER 2011 ---         --- YEAR-TO-DATE ---
                                     Yr/Yr %
                     Oct-11 Oct-10   change    Oct-11  YTD Oct-10 YTD Yr/Yr %
Golf                  1,331    991       34.3%      15,185     12,294   23.5%
GTI                   1,214    914       32.8%      14,402     11,836   21.7%
Total Golf/GTI        2,545  1,905       33.6%      29,587     24,130   22.6%
Jetta Sedan          11,349  9,979       13.7%     126,961     77,970   62.8%
     SportWagen    
                      1,709  1,979      -13.6%      23,085     21,095    9.4%
Total Jetta          13,058 11,958        9.2%     150,046     99,065   51.5%

VW – U.S. Snapshot    --- OCTOBER 2011 ---          --- YEAR-TO-DATE ---
                                    Yr/Yr %
                   Oct-11 Oct-10    change     Oct-11  YTD Oct-10 YTD Yr/Yr %
Beetle Coupe        1,516    474        219.8%       2,440     11,324  -78.5%
    Convertible         -    256         -100%         841      4,153  -79.7%
Total Beetle        1,516    730        107.7%       3,281     15,477  -78.8%
Eos                   564    371         52.0%       6,730      6,080   10.7%
Passat Sedan        5,040    464        986.2%       9,877      9,676    2.1%
           Wagon        -     81         -100%          56      2,225  -97.5%
Total Passat        5,040    545        824.8%       9,933     11,901  -16.5%
CC                  2,025  1,781         13.7%      25,354     22,674   11.8%
Tiguan              1,721  1,453         18.4%      21,737     16,735   29.9%
Touareg               725    238        204.6%       5,578      3,070   81.7%
Routan                834  1,103        -24.4%      11,241     13,642  -17.6%
TOTAL              28,028 20.084         39.6%     263,487    212,774   23.8%

Source Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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