AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - For the 23rd consecutive month, Volkswagen Canada is pleased to report record sales. In November, a total of 4,832 new vehicles were sold, a full 4% over the previous record, set just last year (4,659). Year-to-date sales of 58,590 are 6% ahead of last year (55,355).

"We have invested billions of dollars in our North American operations over that last few years," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "These measures have allowed us to tailor our vehicles to match the tastes of the Canadian consumer."

Once again, the Jetta was the top-selling Volkswagen. Last month, 2,290 were sold thanks in part to a choice of five different engines, including the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel, a Turbocharged Hybrid, and an all-new 1.8L, turbocharged direct-injected powerplant.

Volkswagen has long been known for employing methods of constant engineering refinement in pursuit of greater efficiency and driveability. Through a process referred to as "intelligent downsizing", the company is able to offer vehicles powered by engines that are smaller and lighter than their predecessors, yet deliver greater power and fuel economy.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of November 2013:

Volkswagen November 2013 Year-to-Date
Golf 714 11,079
Beetle 116 2,199
Jetta 2,290 28,855
Eos 17 489
Passat 716 7,158
Tiguan 772 6,780
Routan 0 100
Touareg 207 1,930
TOTAL 4,832 58,590

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, 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.

Contact Information:

Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff