Volkswagen sales continued to rebound in February following the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal, rising 13 percent, while Audi sales climbed 17 percent last month, the luxury brand’s 74th consecutive sales record.
VW said it recorded 25,145 sales in February, while Audi said it had 13,741 sales.
At VW, sales of the Golf lineup drove the monthly results, climbing 60 percent over the previous year, when the brand was in the nadir of its diesel emissions scandal. Sales of the Golf SportWagen more than tripled, while sales of the other models in the Golf lineup all recorded double-digit increases over the previous year.
Beetle and Passat sales also rose sharply in the month, while sales of the Jetta fell. Among the brand’s crossovers, Tiguan sales rose 5.5 percent, while Touareg sales declined by 41 percent.
At Audi, crossover sales dominated February results, led by the three-row Q7, which rose by 50 percent, while sales of the smaller Q5 rose 36 percent and Q3 sales climbed 12 percent.
Results were mixed among the luxury brand’s sedans and coupes. A4, A6, A7 and A8 sales all rose, while sales of the A3 and A5 dropped.
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