July 5, 2010 / 11:20 PM / 8 years ago

MKW-Volkswagen Posts Record Sales in 1st Half 2010

 AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 5, 2010) - Volkswagen Canada announced
todaythat its new vehicle sales in the first half of this year were the
highest inthe company's history. The total of 22,885 new vehicles sold betters
the oldmark of 22,642 set in 2000, and is 20.5% better than the figure of
18,988posted in the same period last year. The company reported 4,479
unitsdelivered in the month of June (2009: 4,513).The Canadian new vehicle
market was up by 9.1% in the first half of this yearversus the same period in
2009. Volkswagen has outperformed the market byincreasing its overall market
share to 2.91% year-to-date (2009: 2.63%), andplans to continue this upward
momentum with its "Volksfest" Sales Event, whichis now underway.Newly
introduced models helped bolster the June totals by posting significantgains.
Sales of the new Golf increased by 143%, while sales of the new GolfGTI were
up by 110% for the month. Year-to-date, Golf sales are up by 160%,and GTI
sales have increased by 173%.A number of other Volkswagen models also had a
strong June, including theJetta Sedan with an increase of 15%. The Tiguan
compact sport utility had itsbest month ever, with demand climbing by 13%
versus June of last year.TDI Clean Diesel sales continue to flourish,
representing 27.8% of allVolkswagen deliveries for the month of June. This
brings the yearly total to28.5% for this fuel-saving technology.Volkswagen
sales by model line for the month of June and Year-to-Date 2010:    
 Volkswagen                     June 2010        Year-To-Date 2010   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     City
Models                          398                    2,369   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Golf /
Rabbit                      1,425                    7,249   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Golf GTI
                         256                    1,175   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     New
Beetle                            84                      436   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Jetta
                          1,053                    5,193   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Eos
                              114                      506   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Passat
                           333                    1,930   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Tiguan
                           661                    2,986   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Routan
                           108                      604   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     Touareg
                           47                      437   
-----------------------------------------------------------------     TOTAL
                          4,479                   22,885   
Volkswagen Canada:Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in
Ajax, Ontario. It isthe largest volume European automotive nameplate in
Canada, and sells the CityGolf, new Golf, new Golf Wagon, new Golf GTI, New
Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat,Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 131 independent
Canadian Dealers. It isthe leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales
in Canada, and formspart of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of
Volkswagen AGheadquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the
world's largest producers of passenger cars and isEurope's largest
automaker.Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca.FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Volkswagen Canada Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
 905-428-5858 Thomas.Tetzlaff@VW.ca www.Volkswagen.ca
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