Volkswagen of America forecasts record sales this year

Article by Christian A., on July 1, 2011

Volkswagen is on track to reach its highest annual total in almost a decade. This forecast is based on figures released by the company, stating that U.S. sales increased by 35% last month and that on its first half, it gained by 22%.

Volkswagen of America predicts that it will be able to sell more than 300,000 units in 2011, a level that it had last been able to reach in 2003.

Last year, VW sold 256,830 vehicles. In a statement, Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW of America, said that VW achieved volume in the first half of 2011 that it took seven months to achieve last year.

He said that the momentum is expected to continue for the rest of the year. He further stated that June 2011 is its best month in 9 years. VW achieved this despite the run-out of the Passat sedan and the Beetle compact car.

Sales in June were dominated by the redesigned Jetta, which rose by 88% in June, and up by 66% for the first half of 2011. Browning estimated that because of the shortages at Japanese automakers as a result of the March 11 disaster, VW will add 10,000 Jetta sales in 2011.

VW is working on the launch of the Passat sedan for the U.S. It is produced at the new factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., along with the redesigned larger Beetle.

Both models will start selling in the fall. Meanwhile, Audi’s U.S. sales increased by 17% last month and climbed by 15% for the year. Last month, Volkswagen-brand sales reached 28,444 units, raising the mid-year total to 154,125. It can be recalled that in 2003, VW had sales of 302,686 units in the U.S.

Topics: vw, sales, united states

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