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Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) reported 30,313 units delivered in October, and increase of 7.8% over October 2013. The all-new Golf (earlier post) delivered 2,351 units for the month, marking a 101% increase in sales for the model over the previous October. Golf model sales in October included 2,351 Golf units (up from 1,169 in October 2013) and 1,724 Golf GTIs (up 67.1% Y-O-Y). TDI diesel models accounted for 5,513 units, representing 18.2% of sales in October.

Year-to-date TDI sales rose to 68,612 in October, representing 22.8% of sales.

Joining the Golf family, the fully electric 2015 e-Golf is on sale at participating dealerships in select states starting in early November. To kick off the launch of the e-Golf, Volkswagen of America partnered with Global Green USA (GGUSA) to auction off the first all-electric Volkswagen in the United States. The auction raised more than $41,000 for GGUSA and its efforts to help protect the planet. The winning bidder, Bruce Oberg, is scheduled to take delivery of his e-Golf from a dealer in Oregon later this week; Volkswagen thus logged sales of 1 e-Golf in its monthly report.

The Jetta, refreshed for the 2015 model year with a suite of driver assistance features, delivered 13,372 units in October, a 24.7%.

Last month, Volkswagen rolled out the Beetle Classic edition, featuring a vintage-inspired interior and exterior. With the addition of the new trim, the vehicle delivered 1,941 units for the month.

The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 6,513 units delivered for the month. The Touareg delivered 578 units, 352 of which were Clean Diesel TDI, amounting to 60.9% of sales of the model. The Tiguan delivered 1,803 units.


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