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Volkswagen of America December 2009

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Volkswagen of America Announces December Sales

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported December 2009 sales of 20,387 total units, representing a 16 percent increase over December 2008. December marks Volkswagen's sixth consecutive sales month above last year.

The Jetta, Volkswagen of America's top selling nameplate, posted strong December results with 10,233 units, a 26.9 percent increase over December 2008. Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models continue to perform especially well and accounted for over 20 percent of the brands total December sales with 4,378 units.

Volkswagen's eye-catching four door coupe, the CC, performed extremely well once again, posting sales of 3,149 units. Also posting strong December results is Volkswagen's latest iteration of their original pocket rocket, the GTI, which is now in its sixth generation. GTI posted December results of 1,198 units, representing a 75.9 percent increase over December 2008. The CC and GTI exemplify what the Volkswagen Brand is all about -- affordable, fun-to-drive, and stylish German engineering.

Volkswagen sold 213,454 total units for 2009, a decrease of 4.3 percent of the 223,128 units sold in 2008.

Total Jetta sales for 2009 were 108,427 total units, representing an 11.3 percent increase over 2008. Validating the consumer shift to more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles, Volkswagen's line of clean diesel TDI models achieved strong sales results in 2009. Combined the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Touareg TDI's sold 41,278 total units in 2009, representing approximately 20 percent of total sales.

"December's performance was encouraging, as was the six consecutive months of sales growth that we have experienced. During those six months, Volkswagen sales increased 8.2 percent over the same period of last year," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "2009 proved to be another extremely challenging year for the Automotive Industry. We are encouraged by the fact that we were able to continue to grow our market share throughout 2009 despite the extremely challenging market conditions," added Barnes.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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 Eos, Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg 2 and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of

America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

VW-US Snapshot

December-09 December-08 Yr/Yr %

Actual Actual change

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Rabbit/Golf 775 978 -20.8%

GTI A5/A6 1,198 681 75.9%

R32 - 124 -100.0%

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Total Rabbit/GTI/R32 1,973 1,783 10.7%

Jetta Sdn 7,863 6,815 15.4%

SportWagen A5/A6 2,370 1,248 89.9%

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Total Jetta 10,233 8,063 26.9%

New Beetle - Coupe 385 1,071 -64.1%

- Convertible 292 561 -48.0%

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Total New Beetle 677 1,632 -58.5%

Eos 450 446 0.9%

Passat Sdn 592 2,134 -72.3%

Wgn 208 398 -47.7%

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Total Passat 800 2,532 -68.4%

CC 3,149 664 374.2%

Tiguan 1,793 1,029 74.2%

Touareg 479 529 -9.5%

Routan 833 899 -7.3%

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TOTAL 20,387 17,577 16.0%

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----------YEAR-TO-DATE -------

December-09 December-08

YTD Actual YTD Actual Yr/Yr % change

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Rabbit/Golf 7,681 20,070 -61.7%

GTI A5/A6 7,932 12,232 -35.2%

R32 139 3,106 -95.5%

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Total Rabbit/GTI/R32 15,752 35,408 -55.5%

Jetta Sdn 90,208 91,436 -1.3%

SportWagen A5/A6 18,219 6,025 202.4%

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Total Jetta 108,427 97,461 11.3%

New Beetle - Coupe 9,581 15,520 -38.3%

- Convertible 4,504 10,957 -58.9%

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Total New Beetle 14,085 26,477 -46.8%

Eos 7,204 12,837 -43.9%

Passat Sdn 8,824 24,375 -63.8%

Wgn 2,314 5,659 -59.1%

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Total Passat 11,138 30,034 -62.9%

CC 23,872 2,105 1034.1%

Tiguan 13,903 8,664 60.5%

Touareg 4,392 6,755 -35.0%

Routan 14,681 3,387 333.5%

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TOTAL 213,454 223,128 -4.3%

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SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc

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I acutally think the CC is smokin and VW's only real lusty looking car.

Jetta doing well.

I even think the numbers on the Routan are good. They have to discount the snot out of them to get them to move, but anyways they put Nissan out to pasture.

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