Volkswagen's US subsidiary January sales up 41.4 per cent

Volkswagen of America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, has reported January 2010 sales of 18,019 unit

According to Volkswagen, the Jetta, a top selling European brand in the US, continued to sell well and posted an improved January sales results with 8,893 units. The Volkswagen's clean diesel TDI models accounted for 2,447 units.

Volkswagen's CC, which blends sports car dynamics with dimensions and comfort of a sedan, posted an improved January results with sales of 1,891 units. The company's new generation Golf and GTI also posted an improved January results with sales of 1,545 units. The Tiguan, the GTI of compact SUV's, also showed good January sales results of 1,424 units.

Mark Barnes, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America, said: "We are pleased by the strong start to 2010. It's encouraging to see so many of Volkswagen's newest models continuing to gain momentum in the market place -- namely the CC, Tiguan, Golf and GTI."

Volkswagen of America, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia is a global producer of passenger cars, selling a number of models through approximately 600 independent US dealers.