published Friday, July 1st, 2011

VW sales up 35 percent in June

Dozens of new Passats made at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant are seen parked outside the plant recently.
Staff photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Dozens of new Passats made at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant are seen parked outside the plant recently. Staff photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Volkswagen reported today that its U.S. sales soared 35.1 percent in June over a year ago as its newly redesigned Jetta had its best month ever.

"We've been able achieve a volume in the first half of this year in what took us effectively seven months last year," said Jonathan Browning, chief executive of Volkswagen of America.

Jetta sales totaled 17,105 – a 88.3 percent increase over last year. Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 46.9 percent and 47.1 percent sales increases, respectively.

High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales, the company reported.

This week, VW’s Chattanooga assembly plant started shipping its new midsize Passat sedan to dealers. The car is expected to go on sale on dealer lots in September.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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Good news for our area's economy. Glad VW is part of our growth.

July 1, 2011 at 9:20 p.m.
YagamiLight said...

This is no surprise because of the fact that VW cars are really great. They built their cars with good quality parts starting from the engine, breaks, Wipers & Blades and all the parts in their cars. Expect people to use VW cars in the future.

August 11, 2011 at 11:50 p.m.
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