Volkswagen Ends 2010 with Sales One-Fifth Higher

Volkswagen is on its self-proclaimed march to world dominance with strong sales in 2010 that saw it end they year with sales 20.3% higher than 2010. VW executives have said previously they want to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018.

This was Volkswagen’s best sales year since 2003. It says the growing popularity of its SUV models are helping the bottom line with the all-new Volkswagen Touareg ending the year positively with a 68 percent increase compared with to 2009.

Volkswagen's line-up of TDI Clean Diesels fared well again in December with Golf selling 56 percent of its models as TDI and the all-new Touareg selling 35 percent as TDI. Overall, 22 percent of Volkswagen models were sold with TDI Clean Diesel engines.

"As we saw last month, our minivan and SUVs continue to be popular among U.S. consumers as does the all-new Jetta with its long-list of standard features and attractive price. As we move into the 2011, we look forward to continuing this positive sales trend with the introduction of some of the best Volkswagen models ever, including the New Midsize Sedan to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the all-new 2012 Beetle,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America Inc., in a statement.

SALES FIGURES BY MODEL

2019 2009 Yr/Yr% Change
Rabbit/Golf: 14,531 7,681 89.2%
GTI A5/A6: 13,755 7,932 73.4%
R32: N/A 139 -100.0%
Total Rabbit/Golf/GTI/R32: 28,286 15,752 79.6%

Jetta Sedan: 97,448 90,208 8.0%
SportWagen A5/A6: 25,765 18,219 41.4%
Total Jetta: 123,213 108,427 13.6%

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New Beetle – Coupe: 11,874 9,581 23.9%
- Convertible: 4,663 4,504 3.5%
Total New Beetle: 16,537 14,085 17.4%

Eos: 6,690 7,204 -7.1%
Passat Sedan: 10,168 8,824 15.2%
Passat Wagon: 2,329 2,314 0.6%
Total Passat: 12,497 11,138 12.2%

CC: 27,987 23,872 17.2%

Tiguan: 20.946 13,903 50.7%
Touareg: 4,713 4,392 7.3%
Routan: 15,961 14,681 8.7%

TOTAL: 256,830 213,454 20.3%

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