Category Archives: Jetta
The Jetta has fallen a victim of its own success. VW cant make enough of them to keep up with demand and while production has ramped up inventory levels are still at an all time low. Unfortunately for the enthusiast VW has to put priority on its bread and butter models as it struggles to bring inventory levels to comfortable levels and has put the GLI in the back burner.
All pre sold GLI orders are still sitting in the order bank and no cars have been built as of today. The GLi is now expected to ship to dealers in August at the earliest.
Awesome problem to have but a problem non the less. Global demand for the Touareg has taken VW by surprise and already exceeds capacity at the plant. As far as the Jetta goes VW can’t make them fast enough. A production increase is in the process for the Jetta and VWoA is hoping to grab as many Toureg as possible. Those hoping to snatch a TDI will have as much luck as those looking for a iPad 2.
From day one VW has been pushing the $15,995 entry price for the new Jetta, then a few days ago
VW updated its website with very minor tweaks and one of them includes a jump on the base price of the 2011 Jetta. Those looking for the S model Jetta will now how to pay an extra $500 while all other trim levels retain the same price as before.
Volkswagen Announces Strongest Sales Month in Eight Years
April sales total 28,542 units, a 23 percent increase over prior year sales
HERNDON, Va. (May 3, 2011) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported 28,542 units sold in April 2011, a 23 percent increase over prior year sales and the company’s best sales month since November 2003. Year-to-date sales are up 17 percent.
“We are gaining traction in the U.S. market,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With our Jetta model continuing to lead the way, the numbers show our product line up is responding to consumers needs for performance, precision engineering and smart fuel economy.”
Volkswagen Jetta sales totaled 16,955 – a 74 percent increase over last year. Sport utility vehicles Touareg and Tiguan experienced 62 percent and 47 percent sales increases, respectively. CC sales increased 39 percent over prior year. Volkswagen’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for more than 23 percent of all April sales.
“The enthusiasm and demand for our products is unmistakable and we see this trend continuing when the new Beetle and U.S.-built Passat hit showroom floors this fall,” said Browning.