published Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Volkswagen monthly sales best since 2003

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Volkswagen of America today reported sales climbed 27.9 percent last month over a year ago as VW posted its best May since 2003.

Jonathan Browning, VW of America’s chief executive, said the company broke the 30,000 monthly sales mark without the new Passat or Beetle in the mix.

“I’m very encouraged by the opportunity the Passat represents for VW,” he said by conference call to a group of automotive journalists in Chattanooga to drive the new midsize sedan made in the city. The Passat goes on sale this fall.

For full story, see Thursday’s Times Free Press.

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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