Volkswagen of America reported 438,133 units delivered in 2012, a 35.1% increase over prior year sales. December deliveries totaled 44,005, up 35.4% over 2011, marking the best December since 1970. Volkswagen’s TDI diesel models accounted for 20.6% of sales in 2012 and 16.7% in December.
The Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat sold 14,462 in December and 117,023 for the year, marking its best sales ever.
Jetta sedan sales totaled in 13,102 in December and 146,478 for the year. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid was added to the Jetta line-up in December.
The Beetle sold 29,174 units for the year and 3,182 for the month of December.
Golf sales increased 15.9% for the year and 4.7% increase in December sales.
The Tiguan sold 3,310 units in December and 31,731 units for the year marking its best December and year ever. The Touareg saw an increase in sales of 40.1% for the year and 26.1% for December.