published Friday, March 1st, 2013

VW February sales best since 1973

U.S. sales for Volkswagen last month were up 2.9 percent over year-ago levels, rising to the best February sales month for the auto maker since 1973.

"February's sales results and 30 consecutive months of growth reflects increasing consumer interest in our products," Jonathan Browning, president and CEO for Volkswagen Group of America, said in a statement today.

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with 7,532 units sold and 29.6 percent of those were diesel..

The Jetta sedan, the volume leader for Volkswagen, delivered 10,398 units last month. Jetta SportWagen closed the month with 1,570 units, up 37.2 percent versus the prior year.

Chrysler Group LLC also reported higher February sales today. Chysler said its U.S. sales of 139,015 vehicles were up 4 percent from a year ago for Chrysler’s best February sales since 2008.

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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