VW sells over 3,100 Passats in first month

VW sells over 3,100 Passats in first month

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

A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.

Photo by Jenna Walker /Times Free Press.

Volkswagen of America today reported it sold more than 3,100 Chattanooga-made Passats in September as the automaker ramps up its launch of the all-new midsize sedan.

The introduction of the redesigned Passat and Beetle, along with strong Jetta deliveries, help drive up Volkswagen sales 35.6 percent in the month over a year ago, according to VW.

"We are continuing to see consumer interest in our German engineered vehicles grow as we launched the all-new Passat and Beetle in September," said Jonathan Browning, VW of America's chief executive.

Jetta sales rose 55.4 percent in the month to 13,128 units, the car maker reported.

See more on auto sales in Tuesday's Times Free Press.

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