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Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga work on the assembly of a Passat sedan in this 2013 file photo.

Volkswagen's January sales in the U.S. rose slightly over the same month a year ago as more of the all-new Golf model were sold along with the Chattanooga-made Passat.

VW posted sales of 2,040 Golfs for the month, marking a 143 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous January, Volkswagen of America reported today.

Sales of the Passat grew 1.1 percent in the month with 6,305 delivered in the period.

Total VW sales in January were 23,504 units, up 0.04 percent, the company said.

"We are encouraged by the continued success of the Golf family, in fact it was one of the best months on record for Golf family sales. We look forward to the new additions of the much anticipated Golf R and Golf SportWagen later this quarter," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer for Volkswagen of America, in a statement.

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