Volkswagen Passat beats previous sales record, 77,524 units sold so far in 2012

Back in 2001, Volkswagen sold a total of 77,523 units of the Passat in the United States – marking its best year ever in the region.

Today, Volkswagen is celebrating as the new Passat has sold a total of 77,524 units in the United States year-to-date, making 2012 the best year of Passat sales ever in the United States – and there’s still so much year left.

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“This best-year milestone comes on the heels of the best August sales month for Passat to date, with 10,900 units sold,” Volkswagen said in a statement. “Approximately 20 percent of all Passats sold in the United States are equipped with the TDI Clean Diesel powertrain, which is unique in the midsize segment – further highlighting continued demand for Volkswagen’s class-leading diesel technology.”

– By: Omar Rana