Volkswagen sales up in Dubai and N. Emirates

Al Nabooda Automobiles says vehicle sales increased 35% in H1

Al Nabooda Automobiles today announced that it sold 1,349 Volkswagen vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates in the first half of this year, an increase of 35 per cent.

Al Nabooda Automobiles remains the largest Volkswagen dealer in the Middle East achieving 24 per cent of total regional sales in the first half of 2012, the company said in a statement.

Al Nabooda Automobiles' results were buoyed by the strong performance of both Tiguan and Touareg models and the iconic Golf GTI, with its legion of loyal fans in the UAE, has also proved to be a high performer in the first quarter of 2012.

"This latest sales record reinforces the Volkswagen brand's position in Dubai and Northern Emirates' markets. Consumers are increasingly choosing Volkswagen cars over competitors, as the firm's blend of quality German engineering, cutting-edge technology and luxury features at an affordable price becomes increasingly well known in the region," said Thierry Seys, Volkswagen General Manager at Al Nabooda Automobiles.

"In 2012, Al Nabooda Automobiles will continue to gain a significant share of the market with the opening of two new facilities in Fujairah and Sharjah, as well as the introduction of the eagerly awaited Passat and Polo in Dubai and the Northern Emirates markets. Our new showroom in Fujairah will open in the third quarter of 2012, and we're anticipating this to further strengthen what is already an excellent start to 2012," Seys said.

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