Volkswagen Reports 22.6% Increase in 2012 Sales

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BOTANY, AUSTRALIA – Jan 30, 2013: Volkswagen Group Australia has continued its growth in 2012 achieving a 22.6% increase with total sales of 54,835 vehicles. Commercial Vehicles set an all-time record with 12,050 units sold, resulting in a 52% increase.

“2012 has been our 8th year of consecutive growth for Volkswagen in Australia,” said Volkswagen Group Australia’s Managing Director, Anke Koeckler.

“The brand delivered another important step in our long-term plan, thanks to our growing dealer network and dedicated staff. With the arrival of the iconic new Beetle and classleading new Golf, we are looking forward to another strong year for Volkswagen”.

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles increased sales across almost all its range during 2012 with total sales of 42,785 units. The Golf range (including Golf Cabriolet) accounted for 42.3% of the total sale figure with 18,112 units sold for the year. Jetta and Touareg showed remarkable strong performance in 2012 with the Jetta posting strong gains from last year (58.2% year-on-year increase) selling 2,637 units, whilst the luxurious Volkswagen Touareg achieved a new record of 1,737 units sold resulting in an 80.4% year-on-year increase. The Polo saw a 36.0% increase with a record 5,925 units sold along with Tiguan and Eos selling 6,871 units and 765 units respectively. Passat increased it sales with 27.5% with 4,362 units sold and the eye-catching five-door coupe, the Volkswagen CC, sold 848 units in 2012.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had Crafter and Amarok customers to thank for its 2012 success. Volkswagen’s entry into the ute segment has proven successful, with local sales of the Amarok demonstrating a strong appeal in the market with 6,742 units sold in 2012 (39.2% year-on-year increase). The Volkswagen Crafter proved particularly successful with sales up almost 78.7% for the year with 838 units sold.

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