VW's July Sales up .7% with Diesel’s leading the way!

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  1. xcel

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

    [​IMG] Over thirty percent of total sales were TDI’s!

    [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2009_Jetta_TDI_SportWagen1.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Aug. 3, 2009

    2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagen – 34 mpgUS combined and a sales success in its own right with over 1,956 units sold during the July sales period.

    Herndon, VA. -- Volkswagen announced July 2009 sales of 20,590 units, representing a 0.7 percent increase over July 2008.

    Government sponsored 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Program accounted for over 3,300 sales.

    Volkswagen's award winning diesels, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Touareg TDI, once again posted their best sales month since their re-launch with 6,320 units -- accounting for more than 30 percent of total sales. The Jetta SportWagen for the third consecutive month posted its best sales month ever with sales of 2,415 units; clean diesel TDIs represented 81 percent of SportWagen sales, and 40 percent of Jetta sedan sales.

    "Volkswagen of America is extremely pleased by how well our clean diesel TDIs continued to sell throughout July, and by our highly successful first month of the government sponsored 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Program," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It was not by accident that Volkswagen was able to perform so well in the government 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Program. Our dealers were well informed and fully trained on the rules of the program, our marketing was in place, and our product line of fuel efficient vehicles all contributed to a successful first month. I'm thrilled that our dealers were able to respond so well to the 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Program," added Barnes.

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