Volkswagen December Sales Up 0.1%, Annual Sales Drop 10%

By David Goldes on 5 January 2015
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Volkswagen Passats at the factory in Chattanooga

Volkswagen Passats at the factory in Chattanooga

Volkswagen released financial results for December 2014 and for calendar year 2014. For December, the company’s total U.S. sales were up 0.1% from November 2014, selling 34,058 vehicles as compared to 34,015. For the entire year, unit sales were 366,970, compared to 407,704 from the previous year, a decrease of 10%.

December saw total sales of the Golf (including the GTI and e-Golf) rise 137%. The company sold 4,405 vehicles as compared to 1,852 vehicles in December 2013. For the entire year, Golf sales rose 8.9% to 33,675 vehicles as compared to 30,931 for 2013.

Total sales of the Jetta (including the Jetta SportWagen) came out to 15,578 units, up 1.2% from the previous December. Total Jetta sales were 160,873 units for 2014, a decrease of 1.8%

Sales of the Wolfsburg-based automaker’s Beetle model saw the biggest decline, dropping 19.5% on sales of 2,270 vehicles. For the entire year, Beetle sales declined 32.3% to 29,182 units.

The Chattanooga-built Passat sales were 8,257 vehicles in December, a decline of 10.8%. Year over year Passat sales declined 11.9% to 96,649 units.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)