Volkswagen has announced that sales have rose by 40% in the USA.

The best in the world

The biggest European car manufacturers have said that they expect to overtake Toyota as the world’s largest car producer by 2018. With results like this, they may even achieve that goal quicker than expected. Some experts have anticipated that happening before the end of the year, never mind waiting until 2018.

Jonathon Browning

Jonathan Browning, the President and CEO of Volkswagen America, said  “As the all-new Passat and 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, ”

Success on the Passat

The Volkswagen Passat Sedan managed to sell 5,040 cars in October alone. That represents a brilliant performance in terms of sales and is the model’s best performing month since December 2005.

Official Volkswagen American sales figures

Volkswagen Model October 2011 sales October 2010 sales Change in % January to October 2011 January to October 2010 Change in %
Golf 1,331 991 34.3% 15,185 12,294 23.5%
Golf GTI 1,214 914 32.8% 14,402 11,836 21.7%
Complete Golf range 2,545 1,905 33.6% 29,587 24,130 22.6%
Jetta Sedan 11,349 9,979 13.7% 126,961 77,970 62.8%
Jetta Sportwagen 1,709 1,979 -13.6% 23,085 21,095 9.4%
Complete Jetta range 13,058 11,958 9.2% 150,046 99,065 51.5%
Beetle Coupe 1,516 474 219.8% 2,440 11,324 -78.5%
Beetle Convertible N/A 256 -100% 841 4,153 -79.7%
Total Beetle 1,516 730 107.7% 3,281 15,477 -78.8%
EOS 564 371 52.0% 6,730 6,080 10.7%
Passat Sedan 5,040 464 986.2% 9,877 9,676 2.1%
Passat Wagon - 81 -100% 56 2,225 -97.5%
Total Passat 5,040 545 824.8% 9,933 11,901 -16.5%
CC 2,025 1,781 13.7% 25,354 22,674 11.8%
Tiguan 1,721 1,453 18.4% 21,737 16,735 29.9%
Touareg 725 238 204.6% 5,578 3,070 81.7%
Routan 834 1,103 -24.4% 11,241 13,642 -17.6%
Total 28,028 20,084 39.6% 263,487 212,774 23.8%

 

Great potential

 Volkswagen USA have made a huge effort to adjust their models towards meeting that of American customers needs. They have done that by making more fuel efficient models with plenty of extras. Models this year have seen major improvements. They have clearly added a great amount of appeal to American motorists.

The American automotive market is one that represents huge potential. It is the second largest in the world behind China and could be very profitable for Volkswagen if they continue to improve.