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VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS SEPTEMBER 2018 SALES RESULTS

Oct 2, 2018

  • Sales totaled 30,555 units, a decrease of 4.8 percent compared to September 2017
  • Year-to-date sales totaled 266,228 units, an increase of 5.5 percent over 2017
  • Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 7,213 units
  • Jetta sales totaled 10,631 units
  • Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 4,291 units

 

Herndon, VA — (October 2, 2018) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,555 units delivered in September 2018, a decrease of 4.8 percent over September 2017. With 266,228 units year-to-date in 2018, sales have now risen 5.5 percent this year to date.

September sales were impacted by delays in the certification process caused by a backlog in meeting new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure standards. Certification delays pushed back the arrival of some model year 2019 vehicles, limiting inventory for the month.  

Volkswagen’s growing SUV portfolio continued to gain momentum through September, with all-new Atlas and 2018 Tiguan sales accounting for 37 percent of the brand’s sales. The Jetta led the brand with 10,631 vehicles delivered in September, supported by the all-new 2019 model, which was recently awarded as one of Wards 10 Best User Experiences for 2018.

“SUV sales continue to expand VW’s reach with consumers,” said Derrick Hatami, executive vice president of sales, marketing and after sales for VWoA. “The all-new Tiguan and Chattanooga-built Atlas have accounted for more than 40 percent of our sales year-to-date and we see momentum building with total SUV sales up more than 42 percent in September. The reception of the 2019 Jetta and the traction we’ve gained in the SUV market remain positive. We’re encouraged by our overall growth so far this year.”

Volkswagen now offers America’s Best Car and SUV Bumper-to-Bumper Transferable Warranty on all 2018 models, with the exception of the e-Golf. The People First Warranty is a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, that can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout its duration. The e-Golf carries an eight-year, 100,000-mile High Voltage Limited System warranty on its battery as well as a bumper-to-bumper, 3-year or 36,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

September News Highlights

VOLKSWAGEN AND MICROSOFT ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

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VOLKSWAGEN AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY DEVELOP FUEL CELL FOR THE FUTURE

I.D. BUZZ CARGO SHOWS THE WAY AHEAD FOR A NEW ERA OF LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES BASED ON THE MEB ELECTRIC TOOLKIT

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VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES BEETLE FINAL EDITION

VOLKSWAGEN CLOSES QUANTUMSCAPE TRANSACTION

READY FOR MASS PRODUCTION: VOLKSWAGEN USES THE LATEST 3D PRINTING PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION

 

September 2018 Sales

 

Sept. 18

Sept. 17

Yr/Yr%
change

Sept. 18 YTD

Sept. 17 YTD

Yr/Yr%
change

Golf

499

1,264

-60.5%

5,671

11,137

-49.1%

GTI

1,428

2,217

-35.6%

13,301

16,814

-20.9%

Golf R

227

71

219.7%

3,120

2,655

17.5%

e-Golf

14

187

-92.5%

840

2,699

-68.9%

Golf SportWagen

1,165

1,946

-40.1%

11,421

22,171

-48.5%

Total Golf Family

3,333

5,685

-41.4%

34,353

55,476

-38.1%

Jetta Sedan

10,630

12,038

-11.7%

61,118

90,996

-32.8%

Jetta SportWagen      
(now Golf SportWagen)

1

N/A

N/A

71

N/A

N/A

Total Jetta

10,631

12,038

-11.7%

61,189

90,995

-32.8%

Beetle Coupe

608

600

1.3%

7,385

6,872

7.5%

Beetle Convertible

391

465

-15.9%

4,765

5,597

-14.9%

Total Beetle

999

1,065

-6.2%

12,150

12,469

-2.6%

EOS*

          N/A

N/A

          N/A

N/A

1

          N/A

Passat

3,295

4,636

-28.9%

33,527

50,630

-33.8%

CC

21

71

-70.4%

409

1,182

-65.4%

Tiguan Limited

705

1,226

-42.5%

12,595

20,680

-39.1%

2018 Tiguan

7,213

3,075

134.6%

67,232

6,184

987.2%

Touareg

67

221

-69.7%

1,771

2,608

-32.1%

Atlas

4,291

4,095

4.8%

43,002

12,231

251.6%

TOTAL

 30,555

 32,112

-4.8%

266,228

 252,456

5.5%

*Eos production ended in July 2015

 

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more. Notes: This press release and images are available at media.vw.com.

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