Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported that diesels accounted for 85.0% of the 2,018 Jetta SportWagens sold in March. SportWagen sales were up 78.9% year-on-year in March.
Overall, the company’s March 2010 sales rose 40.9% year-on-year to 22,148 total units—its ninth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen’s sales have risen 38.4% versus the same timeframe in 2009.
The sporty Tiguan compact SUV posted strong sales with an increase of 41.8% compared to March 2009. Volkswagen’s European-inspired Routan minivan enjoyed a 36.2% rise over the same period last year, finishing the month with a total of 1,402 units sold.