Volkswagen Canada Breaks More Sales Records
What exactly is in Volkswagen’s secret sauce these days? We know all about their Jedi mind tricks, but clearly there is far more going right with Volkswagen Canada these days than some cool television spots.
How about a well-rounded vehicle lineup that Canadians are gobbling up in record numbers? Sounds about right. Volkswagen also has some great stuff cooking in their 2012 lineup and we’ll be featuring some of those models shortly including the 2012 Jetta which we are very excited about.
Volkswagen forwarded us their latest sales numbers, and by all accounts 2011 is the best year ever for the German automaker in Canada. The tale of the tape is included after the jump.
AJAX, ON –– For the fourteenth consecutive month, new vehicle sales at Volkswagen Canada have set a record. A total of 4,015 cars were sold at Canadian Dealerships during the month of November, bettering last year’s mark of 3,934.
Through the first eleven months of the year, 49,039 Volkswagens have been sold, an 18% increase over the same period in 2010. This figure has already established 2011 as the most successful in the company’s 59 year history in Canada.
“With ample supply of the new Passat at our Dealers, along with the recent introduction of the Beetle, Tiguan and Jetta GLI, our product lineup is broad enough to appeal to most Canadian car shoppers,” stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada.
Leading the way continues to be the Jetta, which posted sales of 1,855 during the month. Year- to-date, 25,142 have been sold, making it one of the top-selling cars in Canada.
The 2012 Passat is now available in Dealerships across the country. Larger and with a much lower price tag, the new Passat was recently named Motor Trend magazine’s Car of the Year. With November sales of 454 reflecting a 114% increase over last year’s figure, it appears that Canadian car buyers have already caught on. Available from $23,975, the Passat offers a choice of three engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel.
Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of November 2011:
￼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, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 135 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.
Catch the latest automotive news updated 24/7 at AutoBlog.ca/Reader