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Record sales for Volkswagen Group Australia in 2008

Volkswagen Passat CC - Image Copright Volkswagen9th January, 2009

Volkswagen Group Australia has achieved a new record with 29,875 vehicle sales in a calendar year, its fourth straight year of growth. As a result, Volkswagen is now the 10th most popular brand on volume in Australia.

This result represents growth of 9% in 2008, the highest growth of the top 10 brands, and an increase in market share from 2.6% to 3.0%.

Volkswagen has thrived in Australia thanks in part to it's regular release of successful new models, the increased diversity in it's range, the acceptance in the market of diesel engines and the shift in the Australian market away from the big Aussie six.

There were some stand out models in the range which performed well with significant increases over the prior year. Touareg +43.7%, Polo +36.5%, Eos +29.0% and Passat +7.7%. The Golf continues to be Volkswagen’s best selling model with 11,632 delivered last year an increase of 5.9%.

In the commercial vehicle range, the Volkswagen Caddy Van increased sales on the back of the new Caddy Maxi variant by 27.4%.

The upcoming release of the Passat CC and new Golf range will support Volkswagen's attempts to maintain it's growth in 2009.

The Volkswagen Touareg R50 was named by as our Top Drive of 2008 for vehicles priced above $57,180. To read more about this, click here.

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