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Volkswagen Reports December Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 3 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported sales of 29,363 new cars in December in the United States, representing a 9.3 percent increase over last year's December mark of 26,865.

For the year, Volkswagen has sold 355,648 cars in the U.S., up from sales in 2000 that were 355,479.

With December sales, Volkswagen continues to be America's best-selling European car brand.

    All Sales by model:
    Jetta
        December 2001, 11,480, vs. December 2000, 11,737  (2.2%)
    Passat
        December 2001, 9,179 vs. December 2000, 5,633 up 63.0%
    New Beetle
        December 2001, 4,310 vs. December 2000, 6,264  (31.2%)
    Golf /GTI
        December 2001, 2,836 vs. December 2000, 2,293 up 23.7%
    Cabrio
        December 2001, 753 vs. December 2000, 853  (11.7%)
    EuroVan
        December 2001, 805 vs. December 2000, 85 up 847.1%