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Record October Sales for Volkswagen Canada

TDI Clean Diesel Beetle Now Available

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 -- The month of October proved to be a very successful one for Volkswagen Canada, which reported its best-ever sales results. A total of 5,777 cars and light trucks were delivered by the country's 136 dealers, representing a 25% increase over the same month last year (4,628). Year-to-date, the figures are just as positive, with 50,696 new Volkswagens sold bettering last year's total by 13%.

During the month, a number of 2013 models arrived at Canadian Dealerships including the Beetle, which is now available with Volkswagen's award-winning TDI Clean Diesel engine.

"Volkswagen is the market leader in TDI Clean Diesel technology," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We are very pleased to expand the availability of this engine to our recently redesigned Beetle. This gives customers another choice if they are looking for an extremely fuel efficient and fun-to-drive car."

The TDI Clean Diesel engine is also available on the Jetta, Golf, Golf Wagon, Passat and Touareg models. These engines are but one example of Volkswagen's "Bluemotion Technologies," and part of Volkswagen's worldwide "Think Blue" environmental stewardship initiative.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of October 2012:


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             Volkswagen           October 2012     Year-to-Date 
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             Golf                        1,298           11,794 
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             Beetle                        135            1,796 
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             Jetta                       2,821           22,511 
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             Eos                            42              596 
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             Passat                        700            6,923 
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             Tiguan                        530            4,905 
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             Routan                         48              545 
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             Touareg                       203            1,626 
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             TOTAL                       5,777           50,696 
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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 136 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.

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