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August 2008 Sales: Volkswagen of America

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Volkswagen Reports August 2008 Sales
Sept 3rd /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


Best Jetta month since May 2006

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today
announced August 2008 sales of 22,292 units, a 2.9 percent increase over
the August 2007 sales of 21,655 vehicles. On a year-to-date basis, 2008
Volkswagen sales are 1.3 percent ahead of 2007 sales through August.

"We're extremely pleased with our August sales results," said Mark
Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "This is a tough economy and for
Volkswagen to be ahead of last year's sales is a true testament to the
strength of our brand. With our recent launch of all-new 50-state compliant
clean diesel Jetta TDI, Jetta SportWagen, Tiguan and our other exciting new
product offerings, like the CC and Routan arriving late September, we're
looking forward to continued success."

August represents the best Jetta month for Volkswagen since May 2006.
With fuel economy becoming a key purchase criterion, consumers are looking
at more economical vehicles, which positions Volkswagen very well.
Volkswagen's all-new 50-state compliant clean diesel Jetta TDI is selling
about as fast as the dealers can get them into their showrooms, with a turn
rate of close to 75 percent.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced Electronic Stabilization
Program (ESP) as standard equipment on all its 2009 model year vehicles. As
a result, Volkswagen is one of the only original equipment manufacturers to
offer an electronic stabilization control system on its entire product line
-- ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)
deadline requiring stabilization systems in the 2012 model year vehicles.
Volkswagen's ESP technology works in conjunction with anti-lock brakes and
helps reduce loss of control, rollovers and other types of crashes. NHTSA
predicts nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if all vehicles had
stabilization systems as standard equipment.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in
Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in
Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of
passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit,
New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon,
Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit
Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.


VW-US Snapshot                               ------ YEAR-TO-DATE ------

                        August-   August-          August-   August-
                          08        07    Yr/Yr %  08 YTD    07 YTD  Yr/Yr %
                        Actual    Actual  change   Actual    Actual  change

    New Beetle - Coupe   1,549     1,627   -4.8%   11,296    11,093    1.8%
         - Convertible     995     1,330  -25.2%    9,047     9,861   -8.3%
       Total New Beetle  2,544     2,957  -14.0%   20,343    20,954   -2.9%
    Jetta Sdn           10,350     8,714   18.8%   65,369    66,744   -2.1%
     SportWagen            867         -    0.0%    1,481         -
            Total Jetta 11,217     8,714   28.7%   66,850    66,744    0.2%
    Eos                  1,163     1,161    0.2%   10,792     8,975   20.2%
    Golf                     -               N/A        -        21 -100.0%
    Rabbit               1,971     3,074  -35.9%   15,802    17,753  -11.0%
    GTI                  1,431     1,204   18.9%    9,422    10,206   -7.7%
    R32                    201       654  -69.3%    2,638       693  280.7%
      Total Golf/
       Rabbit/GTI/R32    3,603     4,932           27,862    28,673   -2.8%
    Passat Sdn           1,719     2,665  -35.5%   19,399    20,770   -6.6%
           Wgn             488       527   -7.4%    4,577     4,748   -3.6%
           Total Passat  2,207     3,192  -30.9%   23,976    25,518   -6.0%
    Phaeton                  -         -     N/A        -        17 -100.0%
    Touareg                527       699  -24.6%    4,835     5,307   -8.9%
    Tiguan               1,031         -     N/A    3,600         -     N/A
                 TOTAL  22,292    21,655    2.9%  158,258   156,188    1.3%

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