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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Friday, 5 August 2016

USA SALES JULY - Volkswagen just carries on dropping sales, how much longer can this carry on ?

  • July sales totaled 28,758 units
  • Best ever July for Tiguan, with 3,379  units, a 48.8 percent increase
  • Best July since 2000 for GTI, with 2,417 units, a 1.4  percent increase
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 28,758 units delivered in July 2016.  There are some positive points within the dropping sales figures, the Golf GTi and Golf R are both highlights within the Golf family of cars, along with the new Tiguan which also sees sales growth.

The remainder of the range are showing decreases, mainly in part to the diesel gate scandal, which is currently undergoing rectification within a number of states, along with compensation packages agreed, fines paid and continued bad press, the sales at the German giant will continue to fall below the previous years for some time yet, well, in the USA they will, elsewhere within the world, sales are starting to grow again, and within 18 months to two years, this will all be forgotten, just like it was the very first time they got caught cheating.
July 2016 Sales
July 16July 15Yr/Yr%
change
July 16  YTDJuly 15 YTDYr/Yr%
change
Golf 1,246 1,890-34.1% 7,326 13,127-44.2%
GTI 2,417 1,78035.8% 13,269 13,0851.4%
Golf R 222 13268.2% 2,792 1,80354.9%
e-Golf 344 3139.9% 1,799 1,831-1.7%
Golf SportWagen 1,122 2,602-56.9% 6,487 7,595-14.6%
Total Golf Family 5,351 6,717-20.3% 31,673 37,441-15.4%
Jetta Sedan 11,449 11,467-0.2% 69,724 76,045-8.3%
Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)
 1 95-98.9% 5 2,535-99.8%
Total Jetta 11,450 11,562-1.0% 69,729 78,580-11.3%
Beetle Coupe 1,051 1,274-17.5% 4,734 8,559-44.7%
Beetle Convertible 477 1,035-53.9% 3,567 6,841-47.9%
Total Beetle 1,528 2,309-33.8% 8,301 15,400-46.1%
Eos*N/A   246-100.0% 387 1,592-75.7%
Passat 6,549 6,904-5.1% 39,362 49,099-19.8%
CC 193 479-59.7% 1,874 3,560-47.4%
Tiguan 3,379 2,40740.4% 23,935 16,08448.8%
Touareg 308 676-54.4% 2,511 3,986-37.0%
TOTAL 28,758 31,300-8.12% 177,772 205,742-13.59%
*Eos production ended in July 2015