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October 2010: Volkswagen of America

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Volkswagen Of America Announces 17.9% Increase over prior year's October sales

20,084 Products Sold, led by the all-new Jetta

HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that October 2010 marked a 17.9 percent increase over prior year sales for their entire line of vehicles. The all-new Volkswagen Jetta sold 5,464 in its first full month of sales, the best non-Cash for Clunker sales month for Jetta since 2005.

In addition to the Jetta, Volkswagen's Routan, Golf and GTI models also had increases in sales compared to October 2009. The Routan sold 1,103 units, a 64.9 percent increase from the same month last year. The Golf achieved a 65.7 percent increase and the GTI a 58.7 percent increase compared with the same time period in 2009.

Consumers committed to purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles helped Volkswagen's popular TDI clean diesel models achieve its second best sales month of the year with 5,093 total sales, or 25% of Volkswagen's total volume.

"Volkswagen continues to grow sales in all models and products through October," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It is good to see the all-new Jetta getting off to such a promising start and our TDI products to continue to do well."

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.

<table width="710" border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td width="195" align="left">VW - US Snapshot</td> <td width="90" align="center"> </td> <td width="90" align="center"> </td> <td width="90" align="center"> </td> <td colspan="3" align="center">YEAR TO DATE</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left"> </td> <td width="90" align="center">Oct 10

Actual</td> <td width="90" align="center">Oct 09

Actual</td> <td width="90" align="center">Yr/Yr

% Change</td> <td width="90" align="center">Oct 10

YTD Actual</td> <td width="90" align="center">Oct 09

YTD Actual</td> <td width="90" align="center">Yr/Yr

% Change</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">Rabbit/Golf</td> <td width="90" align="right">991</td> <td width="90" align="right">598</td> <td width="90" align="right">65.7%</td> <td width="90" align="right">12,294</td> <td width="90" align="right">6,276</td> <td width="90" align="right">95.9%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">GTI A5/A6</td> <td width="90" align="right">914</td> <td width="90" align="right">576</td> <td width="90" align="right">58.7%</td> <td width="90" align="right">11,836</td> <td width="90" align="right">5,995</td> <td width="90" align="right">97.4%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">R32</td> <td width="90" align="right">-</td> <td width="90" align="right">-</td> <td width="90" align="right">n/a</td> <td width="90" align="right">-</td> <td width="90" align="right">139</td> <td width="90" align="right">-100.0%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Total Rabbit/GTI/R32</td> <td align="right">1,905</td> <td align="right">1,175</td> <td align="right">62.3%</td> <td align="right">24,130</td> <td align="right">12,410</td> <td align="right">94.4%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">Jetta - Sedan</td> <td align="right">9,979</td> <td align="right">7,046</td> <td align="right">41.6%</td> <td align="right">77,970</td> <td align="right">76,333</td> <td align="right">2.1%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">Jetta - SportWagen</td> <td align="right">1,979</td> <td align="right">2,030</td> <td align="right">-2.5%</td> <td align="right">21,095</td> <td align="right">13,904</td> <td align="right">51.7%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Total Jetta</td> <td align="right">11,958</td> <td align="right">9,076</td> <td align="right">31.8%</td> <td align="right">99,065</td> <td align="right">90,237</td> <td align="right">9.8%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left">New Beetle - Coupe</td> <td width="90" align="right">474</td> <td width="90" align="right">873</td> <td width="90" align="right">-45.7%</td> <td width="90" align="right">11,324</td> <td width="90" align="right">8,850</td> <td width="90" align="right">28.0%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left">New Beetle - Convertible</td> <td width="90" align="right">256</td> <td width="90" align="right">295</td> <td width="90" align="right">-13.2%</td> <td width="90" align="right">4,153</td> <td width="90" align="right">3,964</td> <td width="90" align="right">4.8%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="right">Total New Beetle</td> <td width="90" align="right">730</td> <td width="90" align="right">1,168</td> <td width="90" align="right">-37.5%</td> <td width="90" align="right">15,477</td> <td width="90" align="right">12,814</td> <td width="90" align="right">20.8%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left">Eos</td> <td width="90" align="right">371</td> <td width="90" align="right">473</td> <td width="90" align="right">-21.6%</td> <td width="90" align="right">6,080</td> <td width="90" align="right">6,388</td> <td width="90" align="right">-4.8%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left">Passat - Sedan</td> <td width="90" align="right">464</td> <td width="90" align="right">471</td> <td width="90" align="right">-1.5%</td> <td width="90" align="right">9,676</td> <td width="90" align="right">7,855</td> <td width="90" align="right">23.2%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left">Passat - Wagon</td> <td width="90" align="right">81</td> <td width="90" align="right">168</td> <td width="90" align="right">-51.8%</td> <td width="90" align="right">2,225</td> <td width="90" align="right">1,947</td> <td width="90" align="right">14.3%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="right">Total Passat</td> <td width="90" align="right">545</td> <td width="90" align="right">639</td> <td width="90" align="right">-14.7%</td> <td width="90" align="right">11,901</td> <td width="90" align="right">9,802</td> <td width="90" align="right">21.4%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="left"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">CC</td> <td align="right">1,781</td> <td align="right">2,349</td> <td align="right">-24.2%</td> <td align="right">22,674</td> <td align="right">17,536</td> <td align="right">29.3%</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195">Tiguan</td> <td width="90" align="right">1,453</td> <td width="90" align="right">970</td> <td width="90" align="right">49.8%</td> <td width="90" align="right">16,735</td> <td width="90" align="right">10,809</td> <td width="90" align="right">54.8%</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Touareg</td> <td align="right">238</td> <td align="right">519</td> <td align="right">-54.1%</td> <td align="right">3,070</td> <td align="right">3,513</td> <td align="right">-12.6%</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> <td align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Routan</td> <td align="right">1,103</td> <td align="right">669</td> <td align="right">64.9%</td> <td align="right">13,642</td> <td align="right">13,308</td> <td align="right">2.5%</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> <td width="90" align="right"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="195" align="right">TOTAL</td> <td width="90" align="right">20,084</td> <td width="90" align="right">17,037</td> <td width="90" align="right">17.9%</td> <td width="90" align="right">212,774</td> <td width="90" align="right">176,817</td> <td width="90" align="right">20.3%</td></tr></tbody></table>

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