Purpose

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, 2 September 2016

USA SALES AUGUST - Volkswagen follows it's recent trend and drops sales hand over fist.

  • August sales totaled 29,384units
  • Best ever August for Tiguan, with 3,302 units, a 4.3 percent increase over August 2015
  • Best ever August for GTI, with 2,081 units, a 9.1 percent increase over August 2015
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 29,384 units delivered in August 2016.  This represents a further decrease of 9.12%, and with no sign of this run of decreases ending anytime soon, sales will carry on the free fall from the fuel scandal that hit the company some time ago.

There were some highlights in the month, the evergreen Golf GTi saw sales rise over 9%, and the e-Golf also saw sales grow over last year, The Jetta also saw sales climb and the all-new model Tiguan, Sports Utility Vehicle, saw a growth spurt too, all other models in the range saw decreases in the month of August, the year to date, on the other hand saw the Golf GTI, R and e-Golf grow, along with the new Tiguan, again, all other models dropped sales.

How much longer can this go on for before the US sales figures reach a level that becomes very worrying, or are we at that level now, either way, Volkswagen can not seem to be doing anything right at the moment, and it is just time that will heal this problem, oh, yes, and a few billion dollars.
August 2016 Sales
 August 16August 15Yr/Yr% changeAugust 16  YTDAugust 15 YTDYr/Yr% change
Golf1,1411,873-39.1%        8,46715,000-43.6%
GTI2,0811,9079.1%      15,35014,9922.4%
Golf R107436-75.5%        2,8992,23929.5%
e-Golf45438119.2%        2,2532,2121.9%
Golf SportWagen        1,057      2,478-57.3%        7,54410,073-25.1%
Total Golf Family4,8407,075-31.6%36,51344,516-18.0%
Jetta Sedan      11,720    11,0026.5%      81,44487,047-6.4%
Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)
-  110N/A52,645-99.8%
Total Jetta11,720 11,1125.5%   81,44989,692-9.2%
Beetle Coupe1,117      1,287-13.2%        5,8519,846-40.6%
Beetle Convertible402         840-52.1%        3,9697,681-48.3%
Total Beetle1,5192,127-28.6%9,82017,527-44.0%

Eos*
                  -                 
208

N/A
               3871,800-78.5%

Passat
            7,389             7,409
-0.3%
          46,751
56,508

-17.3%

CC
               247                546
-54.8%
            2,121
4,106

-48.3%

Tiguan
            3,302             3,165
4.3%
          27,237
19,249

41.5%

Touareg
               367                690
-46.8%
            2,878
4,676

-38.5%
TOTAL29,38432,332-9.12%207,156238,074-12.99%
*Eos production ended in July 2015