Volkswagen Posts Record Worldwide Sales for 2012 and Strong Sales in North America
With its global presence, Volkswagen is seeing record gains in its worldwide sales. Volkswagen of Ann Arbor is pleased to contribute to these record numbers in North America.
Online PR News – 25-September-2012 –Volkswagen just recently reported record sales for August of 2012. In nearly 40 years, this has been the best month for VW worldwide, with 719,500 cars sold. This is an increase of almost 19 percent when compared to August of 2011. Volkswagen of Ann Arbor, formerly Howard Cooper Volkswagen, is pleased to contribute to these results.
In North America alone, there was a 62.5 percent increase from last August, with 41, 011 units sold. These are the best sales results since 1973. Nearly every VW model posted a positive number in sales.
The month of August showed the best sales ever for the Passat and Tiguan. In North America, 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Passat, sold 10,090 units; 2,746 Tiguans were sold. The Jetta sedan had its best month since August of 2002 with 13,377 cars sold.
Taking into account the entire year thus far, Volkswagen has seen a large gain in cumulative volume worldwide. Sales rose 10.2 percent to 5.91 million vehicles for the first eight months of 2012. This is despite a 5.8 percent drop in Western European markets. There was a strong rising demand in other markets like China, Russia, and the United States.
President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Jonathan Browning, commented that Volkswagen’s growth demonstrates their solid infrastructure and safe, high-quality vehicle production. “Delivering over 40,000 vehicles this month is another milestone for us as we continue to see customer demand grow for our products”. Volkswagen plans to open a testing laboratory in California for product development and emissions tests.
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