VIRGINIA // Volkswagen of America has reported yet another increase in sales, its ninth consecutive month of growth. The company sold 22,148 total units last month, a 40.9 per cent increase over March, 2009. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 38.4 per cent versus the same time frame in 2009. Volkswagen's diesel models, which include the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Touareg, proved popular with customers.
"The strong performance in March of Volkswagen's many new models is further proof that we are continuing to gain positive momentum," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America. "Both VW and our dealers are gearing up for greater growth as we prepare for more new product introductions in the months ahead." The Jetta SportWagen TDI took the lead, accounting for 85 per cent of all Jetta SportWagens sold in the month.