Volkswagen of America Inc. today reported April sales rose 23 percent over a year ago, posting its best sales month in almost eight years.
The company sold 28,542 units in April. Year-to-date sales are up 17 percent, according to VW.
"We are gaining traction in the U.S. market," said Jonathan Browning, chief executive of Volkswagen of America. "With our Jetta model continuing to lead the way, the numbers show our product line up is responding to consumers needs for performance, precision engineering and smart fuel economy."
Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 16,955 – a 74 percent increase over last year.
VW has started assembling the all-new Passat in Chattanooga with plans to start selling it in the third quarter.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...