Volkswagen recovery continues as August sales hit 32,015 units
In a year when Volkswagen sales have fully recovered from the beating they took during the Dieselgate standard, the automaker pushed ahead another nine percent in August, delivering a total of 32,015 units.
For the year-to-date, Volkswagen showed deliveries of 220,344 units or a 6.4 percent over the same period in 2016.
Atlas sales continue strongly in August
With sales of the U.S.-made Atlas at 2,805 for August – there was no comparable month in 2016 because the Chattanooga-built three-row crossover, a newcomer to the line, the all-new 2018 Tiguan, showed deliveries of 2,516 units. The Tiguan engineering team redesigned and re-engineered the so-called “long” Tiguan to meet the needs of the American market. For example, the interior is more spacious, featuring flexible seating which more closely meets the needs of U.S. consumers. Also, the 2018 Tiguan offers a high-tech infotainment system and technologically advanced driver-assistance features. Atlas wins IIHS safety honors.
VW will continue to sell the current generation Tiguan alongside the new Tiguan. The automaker will introduce the Tiguan Limited, based on the original platform soon. Interestingly, the Limited offers some space reconfiguration that adds value in the compact crossover/SUV market.
The 2018 Tiguan joined the Atlas in an expanded crossover lineup.
Golf, Jetta lead automaker’s sales
Meantime, Volkswagen Golf family sales bolstered VW’s August sales figures considerably. For example, the Golf SportWagen (formerly the Jetta SportWagen), saw sales of 1,991 for an 88.4 percent increase in deliveries. The standard Golf saw a sales increase of 25.9 percent with 1,436 deliveries, while GTI saw a 1.7 percent hike to 2,117 vehicles.
Sales of the Jetta sedan were up 5.9 percent to 12,409 percent for the month, Interestingly, Jetta sales through August were off a 3.1 percent at 78,958 vehicles.