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Best Year Ever for Volkswagen Canada

New Golf and GTI Coming in 2014

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- Volkswagen Canada finished off 2013 with its 24th consecutive month of record sales. December's total of 4,078 represented an 8% increase over the previous high-water mark, set just last year (3,777). Year-to-date sales of 62,688 delivered a 6% improvement over last year (59,132).

"Our Dealers have worked very hard to ensure that customers receive the best possible ownership experience," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Combine this with our lineup of cars designed with the Canadian consumer in mind and you have the recipe for a great year and a wonderful future."

Sales of the Jetta led the way. Last year, 30,413 were sold, making it one of the best-selling cars in Canada. A choice of five different engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel, a Turbocharged Hybrid, and an all-new 1.8L, turbocharged direct-injected powerplant deliver an unmatched combination of fuel efficiency, durability and a fun-to-drive character.

Looking ahead to 2014, Volkswagen is preparing for another strong year. The all-new, 7th generation Golf and GTI will arrive early in the year. The "World Car of the Year" will bring with it a new level of refinement, and will set the benchmark in its class.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of December 2013:

Volkswagen                            December 2013             Year-to-Date
Golf                                            792                   11,871
Beetle                                          200                    2,399
Jetta                                         1,558                   30,413
Eos                                              15                      504
Passat                                          751                    7,909
Tiguan                                          605                    7,385
Routan                                            0                      100
Touareg                                         157                    2,087
TOTAL                                         4,078                   62,668

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, 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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