School is in and Sales are Up at Volkswagen Canada

2015 Jetta Receives Significant Upgrades

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - School bells have begun to ring out across the country and it seems that many parents had a new vehicle on their back-to-school shopping lists. Sales at Volkswagen Canada established a new all-time record for the month of August with 6,464 new cars and light trucks being delivered to customers by the company's 136 dealers. The total was 11% above the previous record, set just last year (5,804). Year-to-date, the 44,786 new Volkswagens sold represent a 6% increase over last year.

Leading the way for the company are its three most popular models. The all-new, 7th generation 2015 Golf and GTI combined with the Golf Wagon to notch up 1,762 sales during the month. The Golf is now also available in a sporty three door version, and offers the latest version of Volkswagen's TDI Clean Diesel engine, which features a 7% increase in power while delivering 8% better fuel economy and significantly lower emissions.

The Tiguan compact sport utility has proven to be a very popular choice among buyers in the segment. Its 200 hp engine and available 4MOTION all-wheel-drive give it go-anywhere capability in a size that fits both city and country lifestyles. 1,005 Tiguans were sold last month.

The top-selling car in the Volkswagen lineup continues to be the Jetta sedan, with 2,757 being delivered in August. A refreshed version of the popular sedan is now available at dealers which include a restyled exterior combined with an elegant new interior. The Jetta now offers the latest driver safety aids including blind spot awareness, forward collision warning and rear cross traffic alert.

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

Volkswagen August 2014 Year to Date
Golf 1,762 5,988
Beetle 126 1,445
Jetta 2,757 22,835
Eos 41 352
Passat 544 5,419
Tiguan 1,005 7,313
Touareg 229 1,434
TOTAL 6,464 44,786

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.

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