VW’s June 2011 sales were up 35.1 percent over the same period last year, bringing its year-to-date sales up 22.3 percent.
“We’ve been able achieve a volume in the first half of this year in what took us effectively seven months last year,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With Volkswagen’s broad range of fuel-efficient, high-quality vehicles, we expect the momentum to continue into the second-half of the year.”
One of the main reasons that VW’s sales are improving so much this year is due to the all-new 2011 Jetta sedan, which had a very nice 121 percent jump in sales last month. VW Eos sales increased 17.7 percent, making June the best month for the Eos since May 2009. VW Touareg sales were up 46.9 percent and the VW Tiguan had a nice month with sales up 47.1 percent.
“The first-half of the year marked a period of unprecedented growth as more customers discovered the value, fuel economy, design and driving experience of the Volkswagen brand,” said Browning. “As we head into the second half of the year, we expect this trend to continue, particularly in the fall when we add the all-new Passat and Beetle to our dealer showrooms.”