Volkswagen of America reported today that sales soared 42.5 percent in February over the same month a year ago led by its compact Jetta and Chattanooga-made Passat.
Volkswagen said in a press release that last month was its best February for sales since 1973.
"February's strong sales of 30,577 units and back-to-back record months reflects the increasing consumer confidence in the marketplace and strong interest for our products," said Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America chief executive, in a statement.
The Passat, recently named No. 1 in Kelley Blue Book's Top 10 Family Cars for 2012, recorded sales of 8,189 units for the month, according to VW.
Jetta sedan remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,694, its best February ever.
For more on car sales, see Friday's Times Free Press.