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, 10 February 2017

USA SALES JANUARY - VOLKSWAGEN - The cheat device debate has passed as sales grow.

  • January sales totaled 23,510 units, an increase of 17.1 percent over January 2016
  • Tiguan sales totaled 3,516 units, an increase of 39.1 percent over January 2016, marking the best January ever for the vehicle
  • Golf SportWagen sales (which includes the all-new Alltrack) totaled 2,047 units, an increase of 189.9 percent over January 2016
  • Passat sales totaled 5,887 units, an increase of 64.2 percent over January 2016
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 23,510 units delivered in January 2017. This marks a 17.1 percent increase over January 2016, and marks a large turning point for the brand.

After drops in sales for month after month due to the scandal over cheat devices, it seems that time has been a big healer, and people are returning to the German brand, even though the lawsuits and investigations are, as yet, to be completed.

The brand will have a large year this year with the all new Atlas SUV and the MK VIII Golf which comes on stream, along with other improvements, upgrades and new models, so will the general public forget and forgive, it seems like it for now, but time will see.


January 2017 Sales
January
17
January
16
Yr/Yr%
change
January
17 YTD
January
16 YTD
Yr/Yr%
change
Golf1,21398623.0%1,21398623.0%
GTI1,7311,49615.7%1,7311,49615.7%
Golf R443477-7.1%443477-7.1%
e-Golf3323281.2%3323281.2%
Golf SportWagen2,047706189.9%2,047706189.9%
Total Golf Family5,7663,99344.4%5,7663,99344.4%
Jetta Sedan6,8468,175-16.3%6,8468,175-16.3%
Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)
n/a2-100.0%n/a2-100.0%
Total Jetta6,8468,177-16.3%6,8468,177-16.3%
Beetle Coupe74066611.1%74066611.1%
Beetle Convertible34127324.9%34127324.9%
Total Beetle1,08193915.1%1,08193915.1%
Eos*n/a123-100.0%n/a123-100.0%
Passat5,8873,58664.2%5,8873,58664.2%
CC167379-55.9%167379-55.9%
Tiguan3,5162,52839.1%3,5162,52839.1%
Touareg247354-30.2%247354-30.2%
TOTAL23,51020,07917.09%23,51020,07917.1%
*Eos production ended in July 2015