Best May since 1973 with 38,657units sold; Passat sales exceed 10,000 units for third record month in a row, with 10,178 sold, the best Passat month ever
Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 38,657 units sold in May, a 28.4 percent increase over prior year sales, 35.7 percent increase year-to-date and the best May since 1973.
- May sales total 38,657 units a 28.4 percent increase year-to-date
- Best year-to-date sales since 1973, a 35.7 percent increase
- Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 12,962 units
- High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 20.3 percent of sales in May, up 21 percent versus the prior year
“Selling over 38,000 vehicles this month is a significant accomplishment for Volkswagen,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “We’re thrilled to see consumers embracing our strong lineup of fuel-efficient, high-quality vehicles and we expect our growth to continue.”
Yesterday, Volkswagen announced the production of the 100,000th Passat out of the Chattanooga plant. Sales of the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Passat continue to rise with record sales of 10,178 units in May, the third month breaking 10,000 units.
Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 12,962, while Jetta SportWagen totaled 2,213.
The Beetle continues to gain sales with 3,002 units sold, the best May since 2002, while the Golf and GTI sales totaled 3,878 units.
|VW US SNAPSHOT||–YTD–|
|Model Line||May’12 Actual||May ’11 Actual||Yr/Yr % change||May ’12 YTD Actual||May ’11 YTD Actual||Yr/Yr % change|
|Total New Beetle||3,002||4||–||9,740||1,039||837.4%|