Post by VWCA_Adman on Oct 11, 2018 20:39:46 GMT -6
VW REPORTS SEPTEMBER 2018 SALES VW of America says it delivered 30,555 units during September, a decrease of 4.8% over September 2017. Most carmakers reported sales decreases last month. VW says September sales were impacted by delays in meeting new Worldwide Harmonized Vehicle Test Procedure standards. I couldn’t certify some 2019 model-year vehicles, which reduced new vehicle inventory. VW’s Jetta took the top spot (10,631, -11.7%), Tiguan came in second (7,213, +134.6%), Atlas third (4,291, +4.8%) and Passat fourth (3,295, -28.9%). Its signature Golf family fared poorly (3,333, -41.4%). Total Beetle sales were 999 units.
AUDI CEO OUT Audi terminated CEO Rupert Stadler saying he cannot fulfill his duties; he’s behind bars. German authorities arrested Stadler due to his tampering with evidence related to Audi’s diesel scandal.
U.S. ARTEON LAUNCH DELAYED VWoA delayed its Arteon launch. It won’t arrive in the U.S. until early 2019. It cancelled a planned Arteon media preview due to a backlog in meeting the European emissions testing (WLTP).
Tanner Foust won a fourth consecutive championship at Americas Rallycross Finale. Scott Speed finished second in the Finale. This secured the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’s fourth-consecutive rallycross championship.
A FORD IN VW’S FUTURE? Ford’s engaged in talks with VWAG about expanding product and technology alliances. They are discussing expanding a commercial vehicle tie-up in Europe and South America.
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