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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.

Highlights include:

  • 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.


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