Volkswagen's American headquarters in Herndon continues to report good news during the current sales year. The maker of the New Beetle posted sales of 28,444 which was their best June as well as their best first-half in 9 years.
Despite current economic conditions and sale decreases reported buy competing automakers, the all new Jetta sold 17,105 units, a 88.3% increase from last year; it was the best month ever for Volkswagen's volume seller.
President and CEO Jonathan Browning sees the progress made this year and believes that the company has taken great steps to create a new standard in operations."We've been able achieve a volume in the first half of this year in what took us effectively seven months last year."
Browning also believes that the sales increase in the first half of this year is a precedent to higher demand in the future."The first-half of the year marked a period of unprecedented growth as more customers discovered the value, fuel economy, design and driving experience of the Volkswagen brand. As we head into the second half of the year, we expect this trend to continue, particularly in the fall when we add the all-new Passat and Beetle to our dealer showrooms."
The German automaker with global headquarters in Wolfsburg has vowed to become the number one top selling brand in the world by 2018, which would unseat Toyota and General Motors as second and first respectively. In 2010, Volkswagen sold over 6 million vehicles giving it the number three spot.