Volkswagen rode a doubling of Atlas sales and a strong gain from the Tiguan to post a 9.8 percent gain in U.S. volume for August. Audi sales rose 3 percent largely on growth in vehicles that were hampered by inventory constraints last year.
Brands: Volkswagen up 9.8%; Audi up 3%
Notable nameplates: Volkswagen Jetta, down 9.5%; Tiguan, up 28%; Atlas, up 103%; Audi A6, up 754%; A7, up 198%; Q3, up 78%
Incentives (including Porsche): $3,844 per vehicle, up 2.7% from a year earlier, ALG says
Average transaction price (including Porsche): $40,059, up 0.6% from a year earlier, according to ALG
Quote: "The sustained growth of our [crossover] lineup has us encouraged about our portfolio balance and eager to launch our next [crossover] in the coming months," said Werner Eichhorn, chief sales and marketing officer for Volkswagen of America.
Did you know? Much of Audi's year-over-year growth in August came from vehicles coming off constrained inventories that were the result of the implementation of new emissions testing in Europe, including the Q3 and A6. However, Audi's year-to-date sales remain down 3.9 percent for the year, largely because of the same issue.