Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced April 2009 sales of 16,289 units, a 16.1 percent decrease over April 2008 sale of 19,415 units.
Volkswagen’s European tuned minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever with 2,606 unit sales. The New Beetle also performed well in April with its best sales month since August of 2008.
‘Our new products continue to sell well and are helping us gain important market share.’ said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. ‘Products like our Tiguan and stylish CC continue to perform well. We are extremely pleased that our seven passenger minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever. Volkswagen also has several key new models coming this year, like our all-new clean diesel Touareg TDI, which will be available in dealer showrooms across all 50-states this month. We’re also anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new sixth generation Golf and GTI. Our Golf, which was recently named World Car of the Year, will be offered with the highly acclaimed clean diesel engine when it arrives this fall.’ added Barnes.