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In 2011 Volkswagen had the largest increase in new vehicle sales across the countryi. If you currently own a Volkswagen or are keen to purchase one, think about the security of your investment and protect it by taking out comprehensive car insurance from Allianz. In two minutes, you will be able to get an online quote from Allianz for your Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen increased sales volume by almost 18% in 2011

44,740 Volkswagen models were sold in Australia in 2011. Compared to 38,016 cars sold in 2011, Volkswagen raised its sales volume by 17.7% and now ranks on top of the list of car manufacturers by increased sales volume in Australiai. According to statistics published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Volkswagen comes in eighth for overall vehicle sales in 2011i.

As announced by the FCAI, the Volkswagen Caddy - which was introduced into Australia during 2006 - was awarded third place in the 'Vans Segment', behind the Hyundai iLOAD and the Toyota Hiace Van. With 1,842 models sold in 2011, the Volkswagen Caddy makes up 8.8% of total car sales in this categoryii.

Volkswagen models receive best possible vehicle safety scores

Recent models by Volkswagen have performed well in 2011 safety trials carried out by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Using four internationally recognised crash tests, undertaken by independent specialist laboratoriesiii, ANCAP assesses the level of passenger protection in the event of a collision, providing a star rating from 1 to 5 (5 is most safe)iv.

The Volkswagen Jetta received an outstanding 5 out of 5 ANCAP safety score.

Recent safety tests conducted by ANCAP on five Volkswagen models have shown that all five - the Golf Cabriolet, the Jetta, the Amarok (4WD) Dual Cab, the Polo and the Passat - were worthy of the best possible safety ratingv. As with other recently-released Volkswagen models, the Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi is equipped with front, side and head airbags and received an outstanding overall safety score of 35.16 out of 37 pointsvi.

VOLKSWAGEN Model Variant ANCAP Safety Rating(out of 5)
Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi 5
Jetta TSi Trendline 1.2/1.4 litre petro 5
Amarok (4WD) Dual Cab 5
Polo 5 Dr hatch 5
Passat CC Diesel 5

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i Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Australia, 2012, New Vehicle Sales Top the Million Mark in 2011, http://www.fcai.com.au/news/all/all/292/new-vehicle-sales-top-the-million-mark-in-2011

ii Fallah, A., 2012, FCAI- New Vehicles Sales Figures 2011 Total, http://www.caradvice.com.au/153575/vehicle-sales-figures-2011-total/

iii ANCAP, 2012, Crash Testing Explained, http://www.ancap.com.au/crashtesting

iv ANCAP, 2012, Car Safety Ratings Explained, http://www.ancap.com.au/starratings

v ANCAP, 2012, Crash test results for Volkswagen, http://www.ancap.com.au/results?make=9&model=0&vehicleyear=0

vi ANCAP, 2012, Volkswagen Crash Test Results - Volkswagen Golf, http://www.ancap.com.au/crashtestrecord?Id=451