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Volkswagen of America Reports November 2013 Sales

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/13 --

  • November sales total 30,727 units, second best November since 1973
  • Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 8,876 units for the month
  • Jetta Sedan delivered 10,828 units for the month
  • Tiguan delivered 2,235 units for the month
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 21 percent of sales in November and 24 percent of sales year-to-date, the best year-to-date results on record
    • Passat TDI sales reach 32,754 year-to-date, the best year-to-date TDI results on record

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 30,727 units delivered in November and 373,689 units year-to-date. November sales achieved the second highest level since 1973. Adjusted for models in run-out, Volkswagen's year-to-date pace is on par with the prior year-to-date pace.

"Volkswagen is now operating at a new level not seen in 40 years, and with the strength of our line-up, we are confident we will close out a second consecutive year with over 400,000 vehicles," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "Having doubled sales from 2009 and with the strong investments in North American investment plans, we are confident that we have a strong base for future growth."

Volkswagen also took another step forward last month with the release of the J.D. Power 2013 Sales Satisfaction (SSI) results. The brand is now amongst the Top 5 volume players and ahead of key Asian competitors.

November 2013 Sales

                         Nov.13  Nov.12   Yr/Yr%   Nov.13   Nov.12    Yr/Yr%
                                          change      YTD      YTD    change
Golf                      1,156   1,429   -19.1%   15,169   19,200      -21%
GTI                       1,047   1,003     4.4%   12,334   15,229      -19%
Golf R                       40     277   -85.6%    1,576    3,602    -56.2%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI     2,243   2,709   -17.2%   29,079   38,031    -23.5%
Jetta Sedan              10,828  11,977    -9.6%  127,540  133,376     -4.4%
  SportWagen              1,589   2,282   -30.4%   20,860   21,387     -2.5%
Total Jetta              12,417  14,259   -12.9%  148,400  154,763     -4.1%
Beetle Coupe              1,817   1,983    -8.4%   23,228   25,988    -10.6%
  Convertible             1,025       4  25,525%   17,087        4  427,075%
Total Beetle              2,842   1,987      43%   40,315   25,992     55.1%
Eos                         238     313   -24.0%    3,956    5,842    -32.3%
Passat Sedan              8,876  10,544   -15.8%  100,398  102,561     -2.1%
CC                        1,048   2,197   -52.3%   14,763   19,450    -24.1%
Tiguan                    2,235   2,815   -20.6%   27,538   28,421     -3.1%
Touareg                     570   1,068   -46.6%    7,415    9,145    -18.9%
Routan                      258     836   -69.1%    1,825    9,923    -81.6%
                  TOTAL  30,727  36,728   -16.3%  373,689  394,128     -5.2%

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA), is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.

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