Volkswagen Reports July Sales Increase Of 5%

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    Volkswagen Reports July Sales Increase Of 5%

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – August 1, 2006- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported July sales of 22,627, a 5.0% increase over prior year July sales of 21,553.
    Signifying Volkswagen’s return to its roots, the Rabbit posted July sales of 2,109. This is the highest monthly Golf/ Rabbit sales figure since 2002. The Rabbit’s unique combination of “Volks-pricing”, standard features, and iconic branding have succeeded in attracting new prospects, and buyers, to the Volkswagen brand.

    Volume carlines, such as Jetta and Passat, continue to gain momentum in the marketplace. Year-to-date, Jetta is up 13.5% over 2005 levels, while Passat posted a year-to-date increase of 50.1% over 2005.

    Year-to-date sales for the Volkswagen brand reflect an increase of 17.3% (138,672 units for 2006, as compared to 118,257 units for 2005). Shown below is the model-by model breakdown for July, and year-to-date, for the Volkswagen brand.

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    ---------- YEAR-TO-DATE ----------


    Jul-06 Actual
    Jul-05 Actual
    Yr/Yr % change
    Jul-06 YTD Actual
    Jul-05 YTD Actual
    Yr/Yr % change

    New Beetle - Coupe
    2,080
    1,547
    34.5%
    12,158
    9,252
    31.4%

    - Convertible
    1,838
    2,272
    -19.1%
    10,538
    12,599
    -16.4%

    Total New Beetle
    3,918
    3,819
    2.6%
    22,696
    21,851
    3.9%

    Jetta Sdn
    9,712
    10,469
    -7.2%
    63,037
    52,026
    21.2%

    Wgn

    230
    -100.0%
    20
    3,548
    -99.4%

    Total Jetta
    9,712
    10,699
    -9.2%
    63,057
    55,574
    13.5%

    Eos
    -
    -
    N/A
    -
    -
    N/A

    Golf/GTI/R32
    1,240
    1,716
    -27.7%
    11,499
    8,486
    35.5%

    Rabbit
    2,109
    -
    N/A
    2,940
    -
    N/A

    Passat Sdn
    4,193
    2,162
    93.9%
    27,218
    14,674
    85.5%

    Wgn
    810
    1,284
    -36.9%
    4,807
    6,662
    -27.8%

    Total Passat
    5,003
    3,446
    45.2%
    32,025
    21,336
    50.1%

    Phaeton
    9
    56
    -83.9%
    191
    498
    -61.6%

    Touareg
    636
    1,817
    -65.0%
    6,264
    10,512
    -40.4%

    TOTAL
    22,627
    21,553
    5.0%
    138,672
    118,257
    17.3%

    Mem new GTI
    1,129
    -
    N/A
    8,666
    -
    N/A

    Mem new Jetta Sdn
    9,711
    9,823
    -1.1%
    62,936
    30,678
    105.2%

    Mem new Passat Sdn
    4,188
    503
    732.6%
    27,039
    518
    5119.9%

    Mem new Passat Wgn
    807
    -
    N/A
    4,653
    -
    N/A

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    Re: Volkswagen Reports July Sales Increase Of 5%

    Good for them. I think that with the Rabbit being a German-made vehicle (rather than Mexican) it will bode well for reliability. I'd definately get one if I was going to get a compact car...

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    Re: Volkswagen Reports July Sales Increase Of 5%

    Quote Originally Posted by black93sts
    Good for them. I think that with the Rabbit being a German-made vehicle (rather than Mexican) it will bode well for reliability. I'd definately get one if I was going to get a compact car...
    The Rabbit is going to be assembled in Mexico. It is just assumed, falsely I might add, that the Germans will do a better job than the Mexicans. The simple truth is that most of a cars reliability has a lot less to do with were it was assembled and has much more to do with design elements and supplied parts.

    I remember years ago when Honda was assembling the exact same Accord in Japan and the US and everyone swore that the Japanese assembled Accord was "put" together much better and therefore more reliable. JD Power and other surveys along with repair records over the next few years showed that the American built Accord had quite a few less initial and long term problems even though the perception was entirely different.

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    Re: Volkswagen Reports July Sales Increase Of 5%

    I know our market is alot smaller than that of the US and Canada, but I thought I would add Volkswagen sales for Australia, just for something different.

    Volkswagen sales in Australia, Y.T.D, are up 34% so far for 2006 and VW continues as Australia's top selling Euro import. 2005 was a record year for VW in Australia, with sales up 55% on 2004.

    Target total VW sales for 2006 is 20,000 unit's, but should reach this target with ease.

    Golf (Rabbit) continues as VW best selling model in Australia, followed by the Transporter Van, then Polo, Jetta and Passat.

    TDi versions of Polo, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Transporter, Beetle and Caddy continue to make up the bulk of VW sales in Australia. VW is the biggest selling manufacture of turbo diesel vehicles in Australia and holds about 55% of the turbo diesel passenger market in Australia.

    Australian spec Polo's and Golf's come from South Africa, Beetle and Jetta are from Mexico and Passat from Germany.

    Top 10 Euro import's into Australia are:

    1. Volkswagen
    2. Mersedes-Benz
    3. BMW
    4. Peugeot
    5. Audi

    6. Citroen
    7. Renault
    8. Fiat
    9. Alfa Romeo
    10. SAAB

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