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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Volkswagen Philippines Sales Up 133 Percent in H1 2017; Jetta, Golf GTS Now at Dealerships

Volkswagen Philippines, the best-selling European car brand in the country in 2016, has recently reported a unit sales increase of 133 percent for the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

The exclusive Philippine importer and distributor of the German-based automaker sold over a cumulative 566 Volkswagen vehicles to buyers from January to end-June this year, compared to the 243 units sold in the same period in 2016, further reinforcing its bid to become the number one European car brand for two consecutive years.

The more-than-double sales output of Volkswagen Philippines has been attributed to robust sales performances across its model lineup.

Volkswagen Philippines’ volume driver and its number-one selling vehicle in 2016, the Jetta, has contributed substantially. Among the world’s most successful sedans, with already 14 million units sold in its six generations, the Jetta in the Philippines is expected to create a bigger sales impact come second half of 2017, as Volkswagen Philippines has just announced that the newest versions of the Jetta, the Business Edition+ and Business Edition, are now available in all its eight dealerships nationwide.

Along with the Jetta, the new Golf GTS (Grand Touring Sport) is also available at Volkswagen dealerships. In over seven generations of production, the Golf has sold over 30 million units. In the Philippines, the Golf GTS comes in as the only diesel model in its segment.

The Golf GTS wagon body style carries the DNA of the original Golf, but offers 350 liters more cargo space if rear seats are folded (220 liters if not folded), than its hatchback version. The GTS wagon style is ideal for those who love the power and performance the Golf has been known for over the years, yet still value the comfort and space of a wagon.


  1. VW has been emphasizing the business edition variants. I understand that the comfortline and the highline variants were recalled from the pier. That's why they're not being marketed for now.

  2. What might be the reason for the recall?

  3. The worst dissapointing management having ignored for 40 years the booming Philippine car market. It accounts as well to other ASEAN countries


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