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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.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

USA SALES MAY - VW - The new Atlas saves the day, or month for the brand.

  • May sales totaled 30,014 units, an increase of 4.3 percent over May 2016
  • Sales of all-new Atlas totaled 1,610 units
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,014 units delivered in May 2017, a 4.3 percent increase over May 2016. With 133,861 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 6.9 percent in year-over-year sales.


May 2017 also marks the start of sales for the all-new, Chattanooga, Tenn. built Atlas. Deliveries of the vehicle, which began mid-month, totaled 1,610 units. The SUV range of cars had highs and llows, with the Atlas helping the bottom line by over 1,600 units, the Tiguan took a huge drop like the Touareg, also the CC and Passat took a dive in May.

However the year to date figures show that Volkswagen are creeping ahead nicely, they still have some way to go to get back to the heady days before the fuel scandal, but with the Atlas and next generation Golf both these will help get the brand back up to where it once was.

May 2017 Sales
May 17
May 16
Yr/Yr% change
May 17  YTD
May 16 YTD
Yr/Yr% change
Golf
            1,281
             1,013
26.5%
            5,872
            5,059
16.1%
GTI
            1,734
             1,735
-0.1%
            9,041
            8,820
2.5%
Golf R
               282
                433
-34.9%
            2,110
            2,284
-7.6%
e-Golf
               381
                269
41.6%
            1,655
            1,207
37.1%
Golf SportWagen
            3,525
             1,025
243.9%
          13,689
            4,346
215.0%
Total Golf Family
                 7,203
                  4,475
61.0%
               32,367
              21,716
49.0%
Jetta Sedan
          11,535
           10,943
5.4%
          45,496
          49,659
-8.4%
Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)
                 N/A
                    2
-100.0%
                 N/A
                   3
-100.0%
Total Jetta
               11,535
                10,945
5.4%
               45,496
              49,662
-8.4%
Beetle Coupe
            1,005
                587
71.2%
            4,101
            3,070
33.6%
Beetle Convertible
               824
                591
39.4%
            3,133
            2,598
20.6%
Total Beetle
                 1,829
                  1,178
55.3%
                 7,234
                5,668
27.6%
Eos*
                   1
                    6
-83.3%
                   1
               387
-99.7%
Passat
            5,455
             7,129
-23.5%
          29,870
          26,821
11.4%
CC
               109
                292
-62.7%
               821
            1,513
-45.7%
Tiguan
            2,068
             4,394
-52.9%
          15,218
          17,490
-13.0%
Touareg
               204
                360
-43.3%
            1,244
            1,948
-36.1%
Atlas
            1,610
N/A  
          N/A
            1,610
N/A
          N/A
TOTAL
               30,014
                28,779
4.29%
            133,861
            125,205
6.91%
*Eos production ended in July 2015