Volkswagen Best Selling Import Car This Year

According to, Volkswagen’s latest models have taken the top three spots on the best selling import car list this year thanks to favorable demand from local consumers.

Industry sources said that sales of the German car maker’s Golf 1.6 TDI reached 589 units in the first five months of this year, making it the top-selling import brand. It was followed by the Passat CC 2.0 TDI with 574 units and the Jetta 2.0 TDI with 506 vehicles.

The source added that fueled by the popularity of the three models, Volkswagen Korea, the local importer of the German automaker, sold a total of 5,373 vehicles in the January to May period, already exceeding the 4,760 vehicles sold in the first half of 2010. They predicted that sales of Volkswagen cars may reach 6,600 cars by the end of June.

The German car maker meanwhile said it posted strong sales of its models with an engine capacity below 2,000 cubic centimeters. In this segment, the car maker sold 5,109 units, a market share of 28.8%.

Volkswagen said that the release of the new Touareg model in July will further improve the company’s image among local consumers adding that efforts are under way to upgrade the company’s after sales service infrastructure, which can improve customer satisfaction and fuel sales down the road.

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