Friday, September 01, 2006

Volkswagen of America August Sales Results

Source: Volkswagen of America.
Best Month in 2006
Rabbit Doubles Sales of Golf Predecessor


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., September 1, 2006 – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announces its highest monthly sales volume for 2006 with 23,420 retail deliveries for August. This represents a 1.5% increase over August 2005. Volkswagen maintains its marketplace momentum, as year-to-date sales are running 14.7% ahead of 2005.

Significant in the August results is the market acceptance of the recently introduced all-new Rabbit. With a starting price of $14,990 and a high level of standard features and equipment, it has attracted many new buyers to the Volkswagen brand. Rabbit posted sales of 1,983 units versus 946 sales for its Golf predecessor in August 2005.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, Jetta, GTI, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers.

Detailed numbers after the jump

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August 2005 Sales

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