7.9 percent decrease.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced October 2008 sales of 15,889 units, a 7.9 percent decrease over the October 2007 sales of 17,260 vehicles.
On a year-to-date basis, 2008 Volkswagen sales are 0.6 percent behind 2007 sales through October.
“This is the toughest economy we’ve seen in a long time especially within the automotive industry.” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Our Tiguan, Jetta SportWagen, and TDI’s continued to sell well for the month of October, which demonstrates the strength of our new products.”
It's pretty Obvious what the Volkwagen logo is (a V over a W in a blue background, sorounded by a circle). It's origin is rather mundane though. The logo was the result of an office competition to see come up with a logo. The winner of the competition (who won 50 Marks for his troubles) was an engineer named Franz Reimspiess (the same man who perfected the engine for the Beetle in the 1930's).