Thursday, September 01, 2005

Volkswagen Reports August Sales Increase

Text from Volkswagen of America.
NEW JETTA AND NEW 2006 PASSAT LEAD THE WAY

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported August sales of 23,083, representing a 1.6% increase when compared to August 2004 sales of 22,724. August 2005 sales represent the best U.S. sales month in the past year.

Significant in the overall results were the sales of the all-new Jetta. With the introduction of the Jetta 2.0T and GLI models late in the month, customers could now select from the complete line of Jetta models and options.

The all-new Passat availability continues to improve as reflected in the sale of 2,982 units of the new model. The New Beetle convertible sales of 1, 869, representing a 19.4% increase over August 2004, continue to reflect the popularity of the model. Volkswagen said the sell-down of prior generation New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, Golf, GTI and 2005 Passat models continues as planned.

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC.
AUGUST, 2005 SALES



VW-US Snapshot

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

Aug-05 Actual

Aug-04 Actual

Yr/Yr % change

Aug-05 YTD Actual

Aug-04 YTD Actual

Yr/Yr % change

New Beetle - Coupe

1,659

2,128

-22.0%

10,911

14,323

-23.8%

- Convertible

1,869

1,565

19.4%

14,468

16,181

-10.6%

Total New Beetle

3,528

3,693

-4.5%

25,379

30,504

-16.8%

Jetta Sdn

10,104

7,353

37.4%

62,130

57,007

9.0%

Wgn

173

1,164

-85.1%

3,721

6,157

-39.6%

Total Jetta

10,277

8,517

20.7%

65,851

63,164

4.3%

Cabrio

-

-

N/A

-

1

-100.0%

Golf/GTI/R32

1,770

2,469

-28.3%

10,256

16,950

-39.5%

Passat Sdn

4,846

4,260

13.8%

19,520

35,258

-44.6%

Wgn

1,119

1,295

-13.6%

7,781

9,449

-17.7%

Total Passat

5,965

5,555

7.4%

27,301

44,707

-38.9%

Phaeton

61

76

-19.7%

559

1,015

-44.9%

Touareg

1,482

2,414

-38.6%

11,994

18,112

-33.8%

T4

-

-

N/A

-

205

-100.0%

TOTAL

23,083

22,724

1.6%

141,340

174,658

-19.1%



July Sales Results

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