AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2011) - Volkswagen Canada has rung in the New Year with style, posting its best-ever sales results for both the month and year. December's total sales of 3,737 represented the company's all-time best for the month. The yearly total of 45,388 eclipsed the previous record; set in 2001, by over 2,000 units.

Leading the charge has been the tremendous performance of the all-new 2011 Jetta. In December, a total of 2,150 found their way onto Canadian driveways, a figure 190% better than last year's result. The Jetta has been completely redesigned; and is larger than the previous model, yet is more fuel efficient thanks to reduced weight and superior engineering.

Sales of the Golf continue to be strong, numbering 397 for the month. The Golf Wagon posted sales of 287, and the Golf GTI reported 103. As a whole, the Golf Family sold at a rate 98% better than the previous year.

Consumer support of Volkswagens equipped with TDI Clean Diesel technology has shown impressive strength, and these models now make up 29% of the total volume of all new Volkswagen sales. This award-winning technology is now available on the new Jetta, Golf, and the all-new Touareg sport utility. TDI Clean Diesel engines utilize cutting edge technology, which results in high mileage and tremendous vehicle range. Environmental responsibility does not take a back seat, nor does the same fun to drive feeling found on all Volkswagens. 

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of December and Year-to-Date 2010: 

Volkswagen December 2010 Year-To-Date 2010
City Golf/Jetta 38 3,328
Golf / Rabbit 684 12,898
Golf GTI 103 2,135
New Beetle 59 799
Jetta 2,160 14,483
Eos 29 774
Passat 199 3,644
Tiguan 321 5,611
Routan 50 1,010
Touareg 94 706
TOTAL 3,737 45,388

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, new Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 133 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 www.Volkswagen.ca.

Contact Information: Volkswagen Canada
Thomas Tetzlaff