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Volkswagen of America March 2010

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Volkswagen of America Announces 41 Percent Increase for March Sales

TDI® Clean Diesel, Tiguan and Routan Models Drive the Brand

HERNDON, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported March 2010 sales of 22,148 total units, for a 40.9% increase over March 2009, and its ninth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 38.4% versus the same timeframe in 2009.

Volkswagen's full line of award-winning TDI® Clean Diesel models, which includes the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf, and Touareg, once again proved popular with customers. The exciting and economical Jetta SportWagen TDI took the lead, accounting for 85.0% of all Jetta SportWagens sold in March.

The sporty Tiguan compact SUV posted strong sales with an increase of 41.8% compared to March 2009. Volkswagen's European-inspired Routan minivan enjoyed a 36.2% rise over the same period last year, finishing the month with a total of 1,402 units sold.

"The strong performance in March of Volkswagen's many new models is further proof that we are continuing to gain positive momentum," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Both VW and our dealers are gearing up for greater growth as we prepare for more new product introductions in the months ahead."

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, Passat, Passat Wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway 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                                     ---YEAR-TO-DATE-------
   --------------       
                            March-   March-  Yr/Yr    March-   March- Yr/Yr  
                               10      09       %     10 YTD   09 YTD    %   
                             Actual  Actual  change   Actual   Actual change 
   ------------------------- ------ ------- -------  -------- ------- -------
   Rabbit/Golf                1,188     698    70.2%    2,610   2,187   19.3%
   -------------------------  -----     ---    ----     -----   -----   ---- 
   GTI A5/A6                  1,746     461   278.7%    3,957   1,482  167.0%
   -------------------------  -----     ---   -----     -----   -----  ----- 
   R32                            1       6   -83.3%        -     126 -100.0%
   -------------------------     --      --   -----        --     ---  ------
            Total Rabbit
             /Golf/GTI/R32    2,935   1,165   151.9%    6,567   3,795   73.0%
   -------------------------  -----   -----   -----     -----   -----   ---- 
   Jetta Sdn                  7,178   6,263    14.6%   21,177  16,747   26.5%
   -------------------------  -----   -----    ----    ------  ------   ---- 
            SportWagen A5/A6  2,018   1,128    78.9%    4,740   2,865   65.4%
   -------------------------  -----   -----    ----     -----   -----   ---- 
                 Total Jetta  9,196   7,391    24.4%   25,917  19,612   32.1%
   -------------------------  -----   -----    ----    ------  ------   ---- 
   New Beetle - Coupe         1,340     517   159.2%    4,713   1,989  137.0%
   -------------------------  -----     ---   -----     -----   -----  ----- 
              - Convertible     646     317   103.8%    1,181     912   29.5%
   -------------------------    ---     ---   -----     -----    ---    ---- 
           Total  New Beetle  1,986     834   138.1%    5,894  2,901   103.2%
   -------------------------  -----     ---   -----     -----  -----   ----- 
   Eos                          727     493    47.5%    1,407  1,372     2.6%
   -------------------------    ---     ---    ----     -----  -----     --- 
   Passat Sdn                 1,449     781    85.5%    3,416  2,482    37.6%
   -------------------------  -----     ---    ----     -----  -----    ---- 
          Wgn                   259     205    26.3%      675    608    11.0%
   -------------------------    ---     ---    ----       ---    ---    ---- 
                Total Passat  1,708     986    73.2%    4,091  3,090    32.4%
   -------------------------  -----     ---    ----     -----  -----    ---- 
   CC                         1,994   2,351   -15.2%    5,268  5,231     0.7%
   -------------------------  -----   -----   -----     -----  -----     --- 
   Tiguan                     1,751   1,235    41.8%    4,865  2,868    69.6%
   -------------------------  -----   -----    ----     -----  -----    ---- 
   Touareg                      449     236    90.3%    1,048  1,060    -1.1%
   -------------------------    ---     ---    ----     -----  -----    ---- 
   Routan                     1,402   1,029    36.2%    3,226  2,195    47.0%
   -------------------------  -----   -----    ----     -----  -----    ---- 

   -------------------------  -----  ------    ----    ------ ------    ---- 
                       TOTAL 22,148  15,720    40.9%   58,283 42,124    38.4%
   -------------------------  -----  ------    ----    ------ ------    ---- 


SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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