Volkswagen Group US sees 28% sales growth during May 2012
The month of May has proved to be profitable for Volkswagen Group with a 28% increase of overall sales during the month. This month of May 2012 has proved to be the best month of May ever since 1973. The company sold 38,657 units resulting in a growth of 28.4%, while sales of Passat far exceed the 10,000 limit for the third month in a row to reach 10,178 units. Volkswagen Jetta too reached a sales pitch of 12,962 units.
YoY increase stood at 35.7% and the company is ecstatic with customer response primarily due to their strong lineup, high quality of vehicles and better level of fuel efficiency which is what customers are more vigilant about in recent times. The company expects this growth trend to continue and is looking forward with optimism.
It was only yesterday that the company announced the production of 100,000th Passat from the Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant. It has been nine months since the Volkswagen Passat went on sale and a Night Blue Metallic 2.0 liter TDI SEL Premium was the 100,000 model to roll out from the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. The company is proud of reaching this milestone so soon since the car went on sale in September 2011 which only proves its performance both in the US and abroad.
News release: Volkswagen reports 28% increase in may sales
• 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
• 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
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.
“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.