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Solid February Sales for Volkswagen Canada

New Golf and GTI on the Way

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- Despite a coast-to-coast cold snap that lingered for much of the month, Volkswagen Canada reported strong sales in February. A total of 3,733 new Volkswagens were sold, bringing the year-to-date total up to 7,416, which is above last year's record-setting pace.

"Our customers are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the all-new Golf and GTI," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "The Golf was named "2013 World Car of the Year" and will arrive at our dealerships later this spring."

Inventory of the current model Golf and GTI is all but depleted, and pre-sales of the new models have begun in earnest, after their public launches at the recent autoshows in Montreal and Toronto. Pricing has been announced, with a very well-equipped Golf now available from just $18,995.

Volkswagen sales were propelled by the popular Jetta compact sedan, which saw deliveries of 2,081 units during the month. The Jetta is now available with an all-new, powerful and lightweight 1.8L turbocharged engine which provides ample power and significant improvements in fuel economy over the previous engine.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of February 2014:

                     Volkswagen             February 2014
                       Golf                      158
                       Beetle                     82
                       Jetta                    2,081
                        Eos                       16
                       Passat                    524
                       Tiguan                    748
                      Touareg                    124
                       TOTAL                    3,733

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, 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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