AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2015) - Another year has come and gone, and with that, another sales record has been established at Volkswagen Canada. December sales of 4,394 were 8% greater than the same month a year prior. The full-year number of 65,677 was 5% greater than the 62,668 sold during 2013 and marks an all-time high for the brand now celebrating its 63rd year in the Canadian market.

"Thanks to our customers, a solid dealer body and a complete lineup of great cars we have reached a new high-water mark," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "Never before has the Volkswagen Brand been so popular in the Canadian marketplace."

Month-in and month-out, the top-selling car in Volkswagen's lineup has been the Jetta sedan. In December, 1,717 were sold, bringing the twelve month total to 31,042. The Jetta was redesigned for the 2015 model year, incorporating fresh new looks, a host of safety features and the latest generation of connectivity. Canadian consumers have responded by making it one of the top-selling cars in the market.

Also new for 2015 was the Golf family of cars. Last month, 1,246 of the all-new, 7th generation 2015 Golf and GTI, combined with the Golf Wagon left dealer's lots. The Golf is a finalist for the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada's annual "Car of the Year" award.

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

Volkswagen December 2014 Year to Date
Golf 1,246 12,184
Beetle 153 2,044
Jetta 1,717 31,042
Eos 37 459
Passat 462 7,520
Tiguan 561 10,096
Touareg 218 2,332
TOTAL 4,394 65,677

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.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

Contact Information:

Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff