It's Golf Season at Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Welcomes Newest Family Member

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 1, 2015) - After a long, cold winter, many Canadians' thoughts have turned to golf. While this may bring on visions of the great outdoors, for Volkswagen Canada, this translates to a different kind of Golf.

In March, thanks in no small part to sizzling sales of their sportily-named hatchback; Volkswagen set a new all-time record, carding a sales figure of 6,950. This translates to a whopping 73% increase over the same month last year (4,026). Year-to-date, a total of 15,795 new Volkswagen cars and SUVs have been sold, a full 38% more than the 11,442 sold during the same time period in 2014.

The Golf and sporty GTI have now been joined by the all-new Golf Sportwagon, giving Canadians another member of the Golf family to choose from.

"The Sportwagon delivers the carrying capacity of a compact SUV without sacrificing fuel efficiency, or a fun-to-drive character," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "It offers Canadians a real alternative to larger, bulkier vehicles."

Not to be forgotten, the 3,012 Jetta sedans sold made it not only the best-selling Volkswagen model, but also one of the best selling cars in Canada.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of March 2015:

Volkswagen March 2015 Year-to-date
Golf 1,970 4,551
Beetle 241 453
Jetta 3,012 6,441
Eos 38 75
Passat 534 1,328
Tiguan 1,015 2,430
Touareg 140 517
TOTAL 6,950 15,795

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 Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, 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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Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff