Thursday, January 03, 2008

Volkswagen of America up in December, down in 2007

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced December 2007 sales of 20,543 Volkswagen brand vehicles. This represents an increase of 3.0 percent over the 2006 figure of 19,942 units.

Volkswagen brand strengths in delivering accessible and affordable fun-to-drive German engineering are demonstrated by the increases posted by New Beetle, Rabbit, GTI, Eos, and Touareg model lines, all posting gains over December 2006.

Volkswagen’s recently updated luxury sport utility Touareg 2 posted an increase in sales of 42.4 percent, representing the best Touareg sales month since January 2006. December Sales reflect a wider market availability and market acceptance of the award-winning and highly capable Touareg 2.

Volkswagen sold 230,572 total units for 2007, representing a decrease of 1.9 percent of the 235,140 units sold in 2006.

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, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at

Detailed numbers after the jump.

Source: Volkswagen of America

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