New VW Passat Helps Lift Volkswagen Sales by Over 40 Percent
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat—redesigned specifically to better fit the preferences of U.S. buyers—is obviously hitting its target. In fact, the new Passat has sold more units in its first two full months on the market than the old model did in all of 2010. The bottom line for VW’s all-new mid-size sedan: November deliveries of 6,018 units, for a staggering increase of more than 1,822 percent. The bottom line for Volkswagen: November sales of 28,412 units, representing an increase of 40.7 percent.
“November has been a tremendous month for Volkswagen,” said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “With the 2012 Passat named Motor Trend's Car of the Year, anticipated improvements in J.D. Power’s Sales Satisfaction Index and once again double-digit sales growth, the proof points of German Engineering and our commitment to the U.S. market are all starting to come together.”