Volkswagen Canada Fights Cold Weather with Hot Sales

2015 Golf and Jetta Lead the Sales Parade

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - In many parts of our country, September brought with it an unkind mix of summer heat, and a snowy preview of the winter ahead. Despite the chill in the air, sales at Volkswagen Canada certainly showed no signs of cooling off, as the company set a new all-time record for the month, delivering 6,381 new cars and light trucks from its 136 dealers. The total represented a 12% increase over last year (5,701). Year-to-date, 51,167 new Volkswagens have been sold, 7% more than last year.

The company's most popular models remain unchanged from the previous month. The all-new, 7th generation 2015 Golf and GTI combined with the Golf Wagon to account for 2,073 sales during the month. Dealers now have full inventories of all Golf models, including the all-new TDI Clean Diesel. The Golf and GTI were recently named Car Guide's "best new car" and have also been recognized with a "top safety +" designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Another vehicle with a "top safety +" rating is the Jetta, Volkswagen's best-selling car. A substantial 2,381 were sold in September. The 2015 version of the popular sedan is now available at dealers and features a restyled exterior combined with an elegant new interior. This new styling, along with a host of the latest driver safety aids including blind spot awareness, forward collision warning and rear cross traffic alert, make the Jetta such a solid value.

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

Volkswagen September 2014 Year to Date
Golf 2,073 8,061
Beetle 171 1,616
Jetta 2,381 25,216
Eos 32 384
Passat 638 6,057
Tiguan 846 8,159
Touareg 240 1,674
TOTAL 6,381 51,167

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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