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Sales Record at Volkswagen Canada

Best Month of All Time

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- With spring slowly creeping up on the country, Volkswagen Canada saw its strongest sales month of all time. A total of 6,483 new Volkswagens were sold during April, bringing the year-to-date figure to 17,925.

Tailored to the Canadian market, the Jetta compact sedan remains the company's most popular model, and one of the top-selling vehicles in the country. During the month, 3,761 were sold. With a long line of standard features and an excellent reputation for safety, fuel efficiency and value, the Jetta continues to establish new sales records.

Volkswagen continuously seeks to deliver the most innovative product lineup. This spring, a new, highly-efficient and powerful 1.8 litre turbocharged engine was added to the Passat and Beetle, including the Beetle Convertible. An example of Volkswagen's "intelligent downsizing", these smaller, more efficient engines are coupled with turbochargers to ensure excellent performance and significant increases in fuel economy.

Volkswagen is an industry leader in the pursuit of ever more efficient powertrains, and also offers a full lineup of vehicles powered by award-winning TDI Clean Diesel engines, as well as a turbocharged hybrid version of the Jetta, which was recently named as a "Canadian Green Car" award winner.

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

  Volkswagen                     April 2014             Year to Date
  Golf                               253                     972
  Beetle                             288                     644
  Jetta                             3,761                   9,940
  Eos                                78                      145
  Passat                             951                    2,507
  Tiguan                             940                    3,076
  Touareg                            212                     641
  TOTAL                             6,483                  17,925

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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