VW’s June sales off just 18% with the mighty TDI keeping it from looking much worse

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Diesel fuels sales with over 25% of the total being TDI's!

    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2009_Jetta_TDI_SportWagen1.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - July 1, 2009

    2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen - $23,870 to start and 34 mpgUS combined on the 08 EPA.

    Herndon, VA. -- Volkswagen announced June 2009 sales of 19,027 units, representing an 18 percent decrease over June 2008. However, Volkswagen's award winning clean diesels posted their best sales month since their re-launch with 5,072 units, representing an impressive 26 percent of total sales.

    Wagons are alive and well within the US despite proclamations by “others”

    The Jetta SportWagen once again posted its best sales month ever with sales of 1,982 units. Clean diesel TDI's accounted for 81 percent of SportWagen sales, 40 percent of Jetta sedan sales, and 29 percent of Touareg sales.

    "Volkswagen of America is encouraged by the momentum of our diesel TDI sales," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It appears that U.S. consumers are starting to realize the many benefits of today's clean diesels--vehicles that attain more than 30 percent better fuel economy while emitting 25 percent less greenhouse gas emission, all without sacrificing driving dynamics," Barnes added.
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