Volkswagen reports best sales month in seven years

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Volkswagen of America said Wednesday that May was its strongest sales months in more than seven years.

The auto company reported sales of 30,100 cars in May, a 27.9 percent increase over May 2010 and the company’s best sales month since August 2003.

Year-to-date sales are up 19.7 percent.

Sales of the company’s Jetta Sedan, the company’s most popular car, increased 71.3 percent to 13,713 cars sold in May. The company’s Tiguan model had its best sales month ever at 3,091 units sold, an increase of 57.8 percent over last May. Volkswagen CC had its best month ever as well, with 3,979 units sold.

The company’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models accounted for more than 22 percent of its May sales.

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