Sales of the first two models launched last month in China under Volkswagen's subbrand Jetta beat expectations, according to a Chinese car website.
The VS5 compact crossover and the VS3 compact sedan combined delivered 11,080 vehicles by the end of September, after going on sale on the 5th and 16th of the month, Beijing-based Auto Market Online reported, citing information released by Jetta.
The number was 30 percent higher than expectations of Jetta’s management team, the website said.
The majority of the volume was generated by the VS5, which has a starting price of 81,800 yuan ($11,489), according to the website.
The VS3, a three-box sedan, is priced at 65,800 yuan ($9,203) and above.
In February 2019, Jetta, previously a volume model under the VW brand, was unveiled as an entry-level subbrand for China.
VW expects Jetta to gain market share in the entry-level segment of the Chinese car market, which has been dominated by domestic Chinese brands.
The third product to arrive in the market will be the VS7 -- a crossover slightly bigger than VS5.
The three Jetta models were revealed in the southwest China city of Chengdu last year.
They were designed at VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, and built at the Chengdu plant of VW’s joint venture with China FAW Group.