Volkswagen Eclipses 100K Clean Diesel Vehicle Sales in U.S.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. says it has sold more than 100,000 TDI diesel vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi brands in 2013 – the first time the company has reached this milestone in a calendar year.

‘We're excited to see the increasing numbers of customers able to enjoy the reliability, durability, fuel-efficiency and power of the clean diesel engine,’ says Mark McNabb, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America.

Volkswagen and Audi offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel models in the U.S. In 2013, Audi enhanced its lineup with the new Q5 TDI, A6 TDI, A7 TDI and A8 TDI models. Those premium models joined the Audi Q7 SUV in the market. Volkswagen offers clean diesel technology in seven different models, six of which get an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 40 mpg or more on the highway: the Beetle, Beetle convertible, Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat and Touareg.

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