AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - During the month of September, Volkswagen Canada celebrated its 60th anniversary. The celebrations continued at the end of month, as the company reported its best sales results ever. A total of 5,468 cars and light trucks were delivered by the company's 136 dealers, representing an 18% increase over the same month last year (4,630). Year-to-date, Volkswagen is also on pace for an annual record, having sold 44,919 vehicles, as compared to 40,396 in the same time period last year, an 11% improvement.

"Our long and successful history in Canada was made possible by always offering our customers a winning combination of quality and value," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Our strong dealer body ensures that the sales and service experience is second-to-none."

The month of October will mark the arrival of the new 2013 models, including the recently redesigned Beetle, which will now be available with the TDI Clean Diesel engine. Also available on the Jetta, Golf, Golf Wagon, Passat and Touareg models, these engines are but one example of Volkswagen's "Bluemotion Technologies," and part of Volkswagen's worldwide "Think Blue" environmental stewardship initiative.

The 2013 versions of the top-selling Jetta and Passat models have both had their value equations enhanced with more standard features and lower prices. The Jetta will now be available from just $14,990, almost $900 less than last year's model.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of September 2012:

Volkswagen September 2012 Year-to-Date
Golf 1,100 10,496
Beetle 116 1,661
Jetta 2,677 19,690
Eos 38 554
Passat 873 6,223
Tiguan 409 4,375
Routan 61 497
Touareg 194 1,423
TOTAL 5,468 44,919

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, 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, Routan, 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.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

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Volkswagen Canada
Thomas Tetzlaff