Volkswagen of America executives also said September sales rose year over year, without providing specifics, but signaling the overall market remains in a recovery mode amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Volkswagen sold 10,105 Atlas Cross Sports in the third quarter, just behind sales of the Atlas, which totaled 14,084. Volkswagen sold 52,307 crossovers in the third quarter, an increase of 4.7 percent.
Notable nameplates: Volkswagen Jetta, down 22%; Passat, up 302%; Tiguan, up 0.4%; Atlas, down 36%; Audi A4, down 25%; E-tron, up 35%; Q3, up 30%; Q5, down 34%
Incentives (including Porsche): $4,082 per vehicle in Sept., up 19% from a year earlier; $4,386 in Q3, up 17% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price (including Porsche): $41,118 in Sept., up 4.7% from a year earlier; $40,526 in Q3, down 2.6% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Quote: "Sales rose in September, led by our SUVs, as our new Atlas Cross Sport, refreshed Atlas and Tiguan keep drawing customers to the brand. We intend to build on that foundation and will expand next year with the Taos and ID4," said Duncan Movassaghi, executive vice president for sales and marketing, in a statement.
Did you know? For the second quarter in a row, at least 60 percent of Volkswagen's sales were from its crossovers.