Volkswagen Reports Strong US September Sales

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Volkswagen of America today reported its sales rose 34.4 percent to 36,339 in the month of September over the previous year. This marks the best September since 1972 and adds up to a 37.2 percent increase for the year to date. Sales unexpectedly increased during the first month of the fall, usually a slow one.
“Tracking over a 37 percent increase year-to-date is a strong proof point that our products are on more shopping lists and gaining acceptance in the market,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “As we enter the fourth quarter of the year, we expect to continue our pattern of outperforming the industry.”

The VW Passat saw its sales double to 9,500 units in September. Earlier this month the Passat topped its best sales year ever in just nine months of the year.

Demand for the smaller Jetta sedan were (-1.8% to 15,023 units in total). Meanwhile the Tiguan enjoyed its best September ever, while the Beetle continued to go strong, reporting a 263% increase to its demand. In September alone, 2,166 of them were sold, and for the year to date demand is more than 20 times better than in 2011.
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