AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 3, 2015) - Sales at Volkswagen Canada have picked up right where they left off in 2014. In January, the automaker established a new monthly record of 4,134 units, topping the previous mark (3,683) set last year. This represents a 12% increase and puts the company on firm ground heading into the busy spring selling season.

"Our new Golf and GTI models have struck a chord with our customers," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "With the impending arrival of the all-new Golf Sportwagon, Canadians will soon have yet another Golf to choose from."

Overall, the top-selling car in Volkswagen's lineup remains the Jetta sedan. In January, 1,662 were sold. Last year, the Jetta was one of the top-selling cars in Canada, and with a host of new safety features incorporated into the 2015 model; it is likely to be just as popular this year.

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

Volkswagen January 2015
Golf 1,198
Beetle 76
Jetta 1,662
Eos 19
Passat 337
Tiguan 670
Touareg 172
TOTAL 4,134

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, 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