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Strong February Results for Volkswagen Canada

Jetta and Passat Lead the Way

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- The string of record sales results continued in February for Volkswagen Canada. A total of 3,911 new cars and light trucks delivered the fourteenth consecutive month of best-ever sales for the company and were 11% higher than during February of last year (3,539). Year-to-date sales of 7,284 have solidly increased Volkswagen's market share in Canada.

"Our goal is to make Volkswagen the most aspirational volume brand in Canada," stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We hope to accomplish this with our strong lineup of vehicles and very competitive pricing."

The Jetta remains the top-selling car in the Volkswagen lineup, with 2,218 sold last month. Now priced from just $14,990, the Jetta is one of the most popular cars in Canada.

The Passat has also been repositioned to make an even better value statement. Its combination of size and European style has made it an award-winner.

Both the Jetta and Passat are available with a range of powerful and fuel-efficient engines, including Volkswagen's legendary TDI Clean Diesels.

Volkswagen sales by model line for the month of February 2013:


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         Volkswagen               February 2013        Year-to-Date
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         Golf                               634               1,307
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         Beetle                             129                 215
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         Jetta                            2,218               4,023
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         Eos                                 31                  60
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         Passat                             483                 828
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         Tiguan                             287                 576
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         Routan                               9                  20
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         Touareg                            120                 255
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         TOTAL                            3,911               7,284
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About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952 and celebrating its 60th year in the country, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

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