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Oct. 2006 Sales: Volkswagen of America

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Oct. 2006 Sales: Volkswagen of America

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported October sales of 15,942 units, a 7.4 percent decrease over October 2005 sales of 17,207.

October 2006 sales of Volkswagen’s recently introduced Rabbit were 1,675, comparing very favorably to its Golf predecessor, which posted 650 units for October 2005.

Year to date, Volkswagen sales are up 9.9 percent as compared to last year. Below is a breakdown of the model line for the Volkswagen brand for October 2006.

VW-US Snapshot                         ---------- YEAR-TO-DATE ----------
                         Oct-06  Oct-05    Yr/Yr     Oct-06   Oct-05    Yr/Yr
                         Actual  Actual  % change     YTD      YTD    % change
                                                     Actual   Actual

    New Beetle - Coupe   1,020   1,489     -31.5%    16,205   13,961    16.1%
    - Convertible          942   1,013      -7.0%    15,203   17,033   -10.7%
        Total New Beetle 1,962   2,502     -21.6%    31,408   30,994     1.3%
    Jetta Sdn            5,580   7,510     -25.7%    85,869   79,334     8.2%
    Wgn                    -        39     100.0%        21    3,844   -99.5%
        Total Jetta      5,580   7,549     -26.1%    85,890   83,178     3.3%
    Eos                    724     -         N/A      2,072      -       N/A
    Golf/GTI/R32         1,059   1,244     -14.9%    15,195   13,205    15.1%
    Rabbit               1,675     -         N/A      8,245      -       N/A
    Passat Sdn           3,126   4,065     -23.1%    38,719   28,650    35.1%
    Wgn                  1,005     541      85.8%     7,745    9,105   -14.9%
        Total Passat     4,131   4,606     -10.3%    46,464   37,755    23.1%
    Phaeton                  6      63     -90.5%       224      686   -67.3%
    Touareg                805   1,243     -35.2%     8,618   14,375   -40.0%
        TOTAL           15,942  17,207      -7.4%   198,116  180,193     9.9%
    Memo: new GTI          999     -         N/A     12,125      -       N/A
    Memo: new Jetta Sdn  5,575   7,397     -24.6%    85,762   57,209    49.9%
    Memo: new Passat Sdn 3,117   3,703     -15.8%    38,526   11,397   238.0%
    Memo: new Passat Wgn 1,003     -         N/A      7,588      -       N/A

[source: Volkswagen of America]

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Rabbit sales could EASILY triple... if VW actually sent some here. The largest VW dealership on the west coast has two in stock. Meanwhile the nearby Honda dealer has forty Civics.

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