VW reports best U.S. sales month in nearly 8 years

VW reports best U.S. sales month in nearly 8 years

May 3rd, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Volkswagen of America Inc. today reported April sales rose 23 percent over a year ago, posting its best sales month in almost eight years.

The company sold 28,542 units in April. Year-to-date sales are up 17 percent, according to VW.

"We are gaining traction in the U.S. market," said Jonathan Browning, chief executive of Volkswagen of America. "With our Jetta model continuing to lead the way, the numbers show our product line up is responding to consumers needs for performance, precision engineering and smart fuel economy."

Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 16,955 - a 74 percent increase over last year.

VW has started assembling the all-new Passat in Chattanooga with plans to start selling it in the third quarter.