Volkswagen of America Inc. today reported that 2011 sales were the best in nine years, helped by an strong increase in sales of the Chattanooga-built Passat.
Total VW sales in the Unites States last year were 324,402 units, a 26.3 percent increase from 2010 and the best since 2002, the company announced.
Passat sales soared in 2011 with 22,779 units sold, a 124 percent increase from 2010.
Evidence continues to mount that the national economy is gaining strength.
The latest evidence of recovery comes from today’s Institute for Supply Management report which shows that manufacturing activity in January jumped to 60.8, the strongest reading since May 2004.