Volkswagen dealers would have had a really good 2022 if not for a couple of things, the new chairman of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council said.
First, the production shortage held sales back. Second, they were hit with a surprise announcement in May that Scout Motors will be revived as an EV brand, with products that VW retailers think should be in their showrooms.
Charlie Hall, president of Hall Imports in Brookfield, Wis., is in his first year as chairman of the dealer council. He said the announcement in May from Volkswagen Group establishing what would become Scout Motors as a separate brand in the U.S. took dealers by surprise.