This year has been positive for Fletcher Jones Volkswagen in Chicago, IL, and for VW as a whole. The German auto maker reported October 2011 sales were up 40% over the previous year, with 28,028 vehicles being sold. This is Volkswagen's best October sales since 2001, and best year-to-date increase as well, up 24%.
"As the all-new Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Beetle start to enter the market place, demand for Volkswagen vehicles has already exceeded last year's annual volume in the first 10 months of the year, " said Volkswagen President and CEO Jonathan Browning.1
There were 5040 Volkswagen Passats sold for the 2012 model year in October, which is the first full-month of sales for this Chattanooga-built vehicle. It is also the best sales figures for the sedan since December, 2005. 2012's Beetle sold 1516 units already.
Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 13,058 units in October alone, a 52% increase year-to-date.