A 17.5 percent decrease.
March 3, 2009.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced February 2009 sales of 13,660 units, a 17.5 percent decrease over February 2008 sale of 16,556 units.
Volkswagen’s stylish new CC, which was designed to blend sports car dynamics and dimensions with sedan comfort, posted its best sales month ever with more than 1,800 units sold.
“The economy continues to be difficult for the Automotive Industry” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Despite the extremely difficult on-going economic conditions; the Volkswagen Brand has been growing market share in the U.S. Our stylish new CC, one of our five all-new models, is helping us gain share with strong sales achieving its best sales month ever in February.” added Barnes.
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).