Volkswagen Canada Continues Record Sales Streak
FOR: VOLKSWAGEN CANADA
AUG 2, 2012 - 11:09 ET
Focus on Efficiency Drives Increase
AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2012) - Volkswagen Canada continued their string of consecutive record sales months in July, reporting robust sales of 4,807 cars and light trucks, a figure 6.3% above the previous mark; set just last year. The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and its 135 dealers have sold a total of 33,669 new vehicles through the first half of the year, 7% above last year's record pace.
"Thanks to their excellent combination of fuel efficiency, quality and great value, our cars and light trucks continue to find new audiences in Canada," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We have tailored our product to deliver what the consumer is looking for."
Volkswagen is committed to providing a full slate of automobiles featuring the latest designs and technology. Its "Think Blue" initiative has invested billions of dollars in support of becoming a benchmark for environmental responsibility. TDI Clean Diesel engines, available on the Jetta, Golf, Golf Wagon, Passat and Touareg models, are but one example of "Bluemotion Technologies", which have contributed to the effort.
Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of July 2012:
About Volkswagen Canada:
Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 135 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.