VW’s moving up!

Volkswagen Announces Strongest Sales Month in Seven Years

Company also reports record-breaking sales month for all-new Jetta

HERNDON, Va. (April 1, 2011) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 27,176 units sold in March 2011, a 22.7 percent increase over prior year sales. The company also announced 16,969 Jetta models sold – more than any other month in company history.

“We have truly launched into 2011 with strong momentum. Not only did we enjoy the best Jetta sales month in company history, Volkswagen experienced the best overall sales month since 2004,“ said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

The company sold 67,039 vehicles in the first quarter, a 15 percent increase over 2010. Lead by clean diesel TDI technology, Volkswagen Golf sales increased 29% over prior year. CC and Tiguan models also experienced strong gains of 16.9 and 12.5 percent, respectively.

“Volkswagen is well positioned to continue this growth with the introduction of the all-new U.S.-built Passat and a new 21st Century Beetle later this year,” said Barnes.

VW Golf R

Late 2011 is when to look forward to the new Golf R!  Personally I’m excited because for years I’ve been wanting Volkswagen to put a nice, light-weight 4-cylinder motor in their flagship performance car.  Not to knock the old VR6, but that thing was to heavy for a front-wheel drive platform.

The new Golf R adds manual transmission and 4-doors too, making it pretty much my (and many others) dream GTI!  VW’s come so far over the last 10 years with their interior options also, this new VW looks to really take its place as the best all-around compact performance vehicle on the market.  There will still be cars that handle better, there will still be cars that are faster, and there will be other cars with more luxury features, but as a total package, the R is truly impossible to beat! (In my of course un-biased opinion!)

I already have a waiting list for this model , which will be limited in number, especially at first.  If you’d like to stay updated on the Golf R’s arrival, you can follow me on my facebook page, or contact me here to get added to the list!