Dec. 3: VWoA reports sales for the year-to-date up 4% (322,017) over 2017. November’s numbers, however, were down, as were many other carmakers. VW delivered 26,789 units during November. Atlas and Tiguan comprised 46% of its sales.
The 2019 Jetta (9,207;+10%) sits atop the ledger, followed by the new Tiguan (6,794;+30%), Atlas (5,233;+2%) and Passat (2,156;-31%). The Golf family, which includes the Alltrack, found 2,488 takers (-42%). VW sold only 300 Golf hatchbacks and 338 Beetle coupes. According to a VW dealer representative, a stop-sale and low inventories of 2019 model-year vehicles reduced deliveries.
For the year, VW’s SUV sales were up 137% but car sales are down 30%. The Tiguan (old and new) reigns as VW’s most popular model (94,480) ahead of the Jetta (80,544).
Audi says November sales of 17,082 were down 11%. This is the second month of sales declines at the four-ring brand. The recently arrived A6, A7 and A8 models sales were up 26%, 76% and 43% respectively. During October, their deliveries fell.
The Q5 is Audi’s top-selling model (5,889; +8%), followed by the Q7 (2,971;-10%); A6 (1,682) and A4 (1,635;-45%).