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Record Summer Sales for Volkswagen Canada

New Turbocharged Engine Joins Jetta Lineup

AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- After August sales of 5,804 new cars and light trucks, Volkswagen Canada is pleased to report its 20th consecutive month of record results. This surpassed the previous mark of 5,782 set just last year. Year-to-date sales of 42,248 are 7% over last year (39,451).

"Our dealers have worked very hard to provide their customers with a satisfying experience," stated Maria Stenstrom, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "By combining great products with excellent pricing, we are finding new customers each and every month."

Sales of the Jetta continue to increase. Last month, a total of 2,708 were sold. With the first of the 2014 model year cars now arriving, anticipation is building around the introduction of the newest engine option. A 1.8L, turbocharged direct-injected powerplant joins a lineup that already includes the award-winning TDI Clean Diesel, and Turbocharged Hybrid variants.

Lighter, more powerful and up to 16% more fuel-efficient than the 2.5L engine it replaces, this engine is the epitome of Volkswagen's plan of "intelligent downsizing", delivering outstanding fuel efficiency without sacrificing drivability, interior space or cargo capacity.

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


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Volkswagen                              August 2013             Year-to-Date
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Golf                                          1,132                    8,477
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Beetle                                          155                    1,805
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Jetta                                         2,708                   20.292
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Eos                                              31                      429
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Passat                                          697                    4,988
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Tiguan                                          878                    4,761
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Routan                                            0                      100
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Touareg                                         203                    1,396
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TOTAL                                         5,804                   42,248
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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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