VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years, rising 9.6 percent to 19,425 with strength from its Q5 and Q7 crossovers.

Brands: VW up 12%; Audi up 9.6%.

Notable nameplates: Audi Q5 up 44%; Audi A5 up 252%; Audi Q7 up 23%; VW Passat down 37%; VW Atlas (new) 3,664 sales; 2018 VW Tiguan (new) 3,848 sales.

Incentives (including Porsche): $3,597 per vehicle, down 6.7% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Average transaction price (including Porsche): $36,265, up 2.5% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Did you know? Audi's streak of month-over-month sales gains reached 96 consecutive months in October, while its consecutive streak of record US sales reached 82 months. Without its newly introduced three-row crossovers, the Atlas and 2018 Tiguan, VW's sales would have been down 18 percent in October.

You can reach Larry P. Vellequette at lvellequette@crain.com -- Follow Larry P. on Twitter: @LarryVellequett

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