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Volkswagen of America October sales up 17.9%

All-new Jetta jetts off to a "promising start"

Volkswagen of America has reported 17.9% increase in October 2010 against prior year sales for its entire line of vehicles.

The company's all-new Volkswagen Jetta sold 5,464 in its first full month of sales.

In addition to the Jetta, Volkswagen's Routan, Golf and GTI models also had shown increase in sales compared to prior year period.

The Routan sold 1,103 units, an increase of 64.9% from the same month last year, the Golf achieved a 65.7% increase and the GTI witnessed an increase of 58.7% compared with the same period in the prior year.

TDI clean diesel models achieved its second best sales month of the year with 5,093 total sales, or 25% of Volkswagen's total volume, the company said.

Volkswagen of America chief operating officer Mark Barnes said, the company continues to grow sales in all models and products through October.
"It is good to see the all-new Jetta getting off to such a promising start and our TDI products to continue to do well," Barnes said.