Best Month in 7 Years for Volkswagen of America
Over the weekend, Audi announced it had managed to sell enough cars in the first three months for the Q1 2011 to become the best first quarter it ever had on the US market. Now, mother company Volkswagen reveals the brand that carries the same name managed to post the best sales month in the past seven years.
The German brand sold 27,176 units last month in the US, representing an increase of 22.7 percent over March 2010. That brings the total number of Volkswagen cars sold in the first quarter to 67,039 vehicles, an increase of 15 percent over 2010.
The best-selling model in the VW lineup in March was the Jetta, which managed to sell a total of 16,969 vehicles, in both the sedan and Sport Wagen versions. At the opposite end, VW only sold 8 Passat wagons.
"We have truly launched into 2011 with strong momentum. Not only did we enjoy the best Jetta sales month in company history, Volkswagen experienced the best overall sales month since 2004," said Mark Barnes, Volkswagen of America COO.
"Volkswagen is well positioned to continue this growth with the introduction of the all-new U.S.-built Passat and a new 21st Century Beetle later this year."