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.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

USA SALES APRIL - VW - The German brand has turned a corner with growth in the 4th month of the year.

  • April sales totaled 27,557 units, an increase of 1.6 percent over April 2016
  • Total Golf sales, including Golf SportWagen and Alltrack, totaled 7,187 units delivered, an increase of 40.7  percent over April 2016
  • Chattanooga-built Passat sales totaled 6,148 units, an increase of 9.2 percent over April 2016
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 27,557 units delivered in April 2017, a 1.6 percent increase over April 2016. With 96,426 units delivered year-to-date in April, the company is reporting an increase of 7.7 percent in year-over-year sales.
The german mass market brand has now turned a corner with sales slightly ahead of last year, but only just, the highlights of the increase at the Golf, Beetle, Beetle convertible and Passat, surprisingly the Golf GTi, Golf R and e-Golf all dropped sales, possibly with people awaiting the new MK VII Golf, unfortunately the Tiguan and Touareg both dipped sales, but the new Atlas and XL version of the Tiguan should help stem the crossovers decline.
April 2017 Sales
April 17
April 16
Yr/Yr% change
April 17  YTD
April 16 YTD
Yr/Yr% change
Golf
            1,249
             1,104
13.1%
            4,591
            4,046
13.5%
GTI
            1,702
             1,988
-14.4%
            7,307
            7,085
3.1%
Golf R
               367
                678
-45.9%
            1,828
            1,851
-1.2%
e-Golf
               307
                326
-5.8%
            1,274
               938
35.8%
Golf SportWagen
            3,562
             1,012
252.0%
          10,164
            3,321
206.1%
Total Golf Family
                 7,187
                  5,108
40.7%
               25,164
              17,241
46.0%
Jetta Sedan
            9,398
           10,694
-12.1%
          33,961
          38,716
-12.3%
Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)
N/A  
N/A  
          N/A
N/A
                   1
-100.0%
Total Jetta
                 9,398
                10,694
-12.1%
               33,961
              38,717
-12.3%
Beetle Coupe
               732
                480
52.5%
            3,096
            2,483
24.7%
Beetle Convertible
               765
                691
10.7%
            2,309
            2,007
15.0%
Total Beetle
                 1,497
                  1,171
27.8%
                 5,405
                4,490
20.4%
Eos*
N/A  
                  39
-100.0%
N/A
               381
-100.0%
Passat
            6,148
             5,629
9.2%
          24,415
          19,692
24.0%
CC
               150
                230
-34.8%
               712
            1,221
-41.7%
Tiguan
            2,939
             3,804
-22.7%
          13,150
          13,096
0.4%
Touareg
               238
                437
-45.5%
            1,040
            1,588
-34.5%
TOTAL
               27,557
                27,112
1.64%
            103,847
              96,426
7.70%
*Eos production ended in July 2015