Volkswagen brand sales rose 9 percent in August as the German automaker's two new larger crossovers helped the company further recover from its diesel emissions scandal.
Volkswagen reported 32,015 sales in the U.S. last month. About 17 percent of the brand's total sales last month came from two new three-row crossovers that weren't on sale in the U.S. a year ago: the 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 Atlas, as VW seeks to diversify its sedan-heavy lineup.
VW's Golf family of vehicles rose 23 percent in the month, while Jetta sales rose 5.9 percent. Beetle sales continued to struggle, dropping 19.4 percent.
Meanwhile, Audi's sales rose 2.8 percent last month, the premium brand's 80th consecutive month of record U.S. deliveries.
Audi saw increases from its Q7 and Q5 crossovers last month, offsetting a decrease from the smaller Q3 crossover.
Among its car lineup, sales of the A5 more than tripled in the month, while sales of the Allroad more than doubled, offsetting declines from the A3, A4, A6, A7 and A8.