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Old July 1st, 2009, 16:02   #1
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News Release Issued: July 1, 2009 1:39 PM EDT
Clean Diesel Fuels Volkswagen's June Sales

Over 25 percent of sales were Clean Diesel TDI's

HERNDON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced June 2009 sales of 19,027 units, representing an 18 percent decrease over June 2008. However, Volkswagen's award winning clean diesels posted their best sales month since their re-launch with 5,072 units, representing an impressive 26 percent of total sales.

The Jetta SportWagen once again posted its best sales month ever with sales of 1,982 units. Clean diesel TDI's accounted for 81 percent of SportWagen sales, 40 percent of Jetta sedan sales, and 29 percent of Touareg sales.

"Volkswagen of America is encouraged by the momentum of our clean diesel TDI sales," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It appears that U.S. consumers are starting to realize the many benefits of today's clean diesels--vehicles that attain more than 30 percent better fuel economy while emitting 25 percent less greenhouse gas emission, all without sacrificing driving dynamics," Barnes added.

Volkswagen also announced today that they have been named a corporate leader in Strategic Visions Total Quality Index® (TQI). For 2009, Volkswagen has the most models across the segments that were measured than any other brand--New Beetle, Rabbit, Jetta, CC, and Tiguan were all recognized as TQI leaders in their respective segments.


http://www.autobloggreen.com/2009/07...sales-in-june/
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Old July 1st, 2009, 17:23   #2
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Given that a bunch of other manufacturers have just bailed out or postponed their diesel plans, VW had better be prepared to make a lot of diesel engines.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 18:11   #3
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That's about the same amount of diesels sold as Ford and GM hybrids combined.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 18:35   #4
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Given that a bunch of other manufacturers have just bailed out or postponed their diesel plans, VW had better be prepared to make a lot of diesel engines.
Amen. VW may not be able to produce them fast enough. I also hope the 6 car manufacturers who recently canceled their plans to offer diesel cars in the USA take note of the bright spot in VW's sales numbers due to the 09 TDIs proving to be more popular than planned.

More diesel demand --> more diesel choices!
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Old July 1st, 2009, 20:56   #5
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I don't care about the other car manufactors. If it ain't a VW, it ain't a car!
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Old July 1st, 2009, 20:58   #6
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I hope it does not go bad like GM diesels in the 80s. People will buy new VW and then have to take it in for something then the poor dealer service will break them.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 21:15   #7
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PRESS RELEASE:

News Release Issued: July 1, 2009 1:39 PM EDT
Clean Diesel Fuels Volkswagen's June Sales

Over 25 percent of sales were Clean Diesel TDI's

HERNDON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced June 2009 sales of 19,027 units, representing an 18 percent decrease over June 2008. However, Volkswagen's award winning clean diesels posted their best sales month since their re-launch with 5,072 units, representing an impressive 26 percent of total sales.

The Jetta SportWagen once again posted its best sales month ever with sales of 1,982 units. Clean diesel TDI's accounted for 81 percent of SportWagen sales, 40 percent of Jetta sedan sales, and 29 percent of Touareg sales.

"Volkswagen of America is encouraged by the momentum of our clean diesel TDI sales," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It appears that U.S. consumers are starting to realize the many benefits of today's clean diesels--vehicles that attain more than 30 percent better fuel economy while emitting 25 percent less greenhouse gas emission, all without sacrificing driving dynamics," Barnes added.

Volkswagen also announced today that they have been named a corporate leader in Strategic Visions Total Quality Index® (TQI). For 2009, Volkswagen has the most models across the segments that were measured than any other brand--New Beetle, Rabbit, Jetta, CC, and Tiguan were all recognized as TQI leaders in their respective segments.


http://www.autobloggreen.com/2009/07...sales-in-june/
I didn't catch the year over year TDI sales %'s. It's good to have increasing TDI sales but let's compare apples to apples. Also, it's easier to have an increasing % of total sales when total sales decrease.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 21:39   #8
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I hope it does not go bad like GM diesels in the 80s. People will buy new VW and then have to take it in for something then the poor dealer service will break them.
I was thinking the same thing! After reading on here about the horrible and unreliable service people have been getting on their TDIs at the dealerships I am so worried for new owners who don't have a clue! To someone who doesn't have any knowledge about these cars, they think the dealership would be the best place to take it. But now I know that is usually not the case.
I just really hope the dealerships clean up their act a little and don't leave a bad taste in peoples mouths about these wonderful cars because of bad service done on them.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 00:45   #9
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Sounds like the # of tax credits being used is quite large. At this rate they will soon reach 40,000. If I'm not mistaken that is the limit of full credits available
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 06:57   #10
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Maybe 26% of total sales but actually if you average the Jetta, Wagen and Toureg - the only models offered w/TDI then it's actually 50% of sales in models where TDI is offered. Very strong #. How does this compare to past TDI #'s?

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Question : If other car builders released their diesel cars in the U.S., would they get as high fuel mileage and as clean emissions as the VW's are getting already ? Are they too far behind in R and D to compete right now ?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:27   #12
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Question : If other car builders released their diesel cars in the U.S., would they get as high fuel mileage and as clean emissions as the VW's are getting already ? Are they too far behind in R and D to compete right now ?
BMW's 4-cylinder diesel gets a bit better fuel economy than Volkswagen's comparable models, so if they would bother to import a 118d, they could compete on fuel economy. They have a urea system for the larger diesels, it's currently a 1000€ option on the 330d.

Everybody needs low-Nox-diesels in Europe soon, with Euro6 emission standards coming up. So it's not like there's anybody who doesn't have comparable technology.
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Sounds like the # of tax credits being used is quite large. At this rate they will soon reach 40,000. If I'm not mistaken that is the limit of full credits available
I believe it is 60,000
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 11:23   #14
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I am glad to see it. I was just on my soap box a few min. ago on another forum I visit preaching to the masses about what desiel could do for America in making us less dependent on OPECs oil. The thread had to do with Mahindra bringing over there small trucks and Suv's.

But, on a side note I have not been all that happy with my wifes JSW milage. The car has just over 10k miles and around town it is only getting 34mpg. I know it is still a new engine and needs some time to break in. But, my 06 jetta has never gotten that bad of milage. The worse tank in it was 37mpg. And I never get lower that 42mpg in it now. And that is with a RC1+. I keep waiting for the JSW to get the claimed 38mpg in town. Now it will get higher than 40 out on the road. I would just like to see closer to 40mpg around town. I think that would help sell a lot more cars. I wish they would have kept the HP down a little and made it get better milage in the new cars. My 06 had plenty of pep right off the show room floor. JMHO
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 18:18   #15
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I just really hope the dealerships clean up their act a little and don't leave a bad taste in peoples mouths about these wonderful cars because of bad service done on them.
I realize that the quality of servicing dealers must vary quite a bit but my experience to date on my '06 has been excellent. I read the complaints and horror stories here but conclude that either some folks have second rate dealers or this board hears from 110% of those with bad experiences and 5% of those with good experiences.

I owned my first VW in 1967. The service was great. Polite, knowledgeable service managers in white coats. Fourty years later, my service manager is just as polite and just as knowledgeable. The only difference I can see is that he wears a blue coat (and the service costs more).
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