published Thursday, March 1st, 2012

VW sales up 42.5 percent in February

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Volkswagen of America reported today that sales soared 42.5 percent in February over the same month a year ago led by its compact Jetta and Chattanooga-made Passat.

Volkswagen said in a press release that last month was its best February for sales since 1973.

“February’s strong sales of 30,577 units and back-to-back record months reflects the increasing consumer confidence in the marketplace and strong interest for our products,” said Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America chief executive, in a statement.

The Passat, recently named No. 1 in Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Family Cars for 2012, recorded sales of 8,189 units for the month, according to VW.

Jetta sedan remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,694, its best February ever. 

For more on car sales, see Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

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 ...

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