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VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS AUGUST 2018 SALES RESULTS

Sep 4, 2018

  • Sales totaled 32,255 units, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to August 2017
  • Year-to-date sales totaled 235,673 units, an increase of 7 percent over 2017
  • Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 7,281 units
  • Jetta sales totaled 10,597 units
  • Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 4,054 units

Herndon, VA — (September 4, 2018) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 32,255 units delivered in August 2018, an increase of 0.7 percent over August 2017. With 235,673 units year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 7 percent increase in year-over-year sales.

Jetta sales topped 10,000 units in August, marking the best single month for any VW vehicle in the U.S. this year. Sales have grown for eight consecutive months in 2018 and, for the first time, VWoA has sold more than 100,000 SUVs in a year. Strong demand for the Atlas and the 2018 Tiguan have contributed for nearly half of VWoA sales this year through August.

“We’re happy to see the all-new Jetta gain traction, with sales topping 10,000 units this month,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and After Sales for VWoA. “The new model’s bolder design and greater interior space were specifically developed for the American market, so it’s encouraging to see it gain momentum. By adding new technology without raising the cost, we’ve ensured that the Jetta remains a tremendous value to customers. We see this customer focus working across the lineup, as our two new SUVs, Atlas and Tiguan, are also tailored for this market and are driving our growth 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.

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 August 2018 Sales

 

August 18

August 17

Yr/Yr%
change

August 18
YTD

August 17
YTD

Yr/Yr%
change

Golf

 567

1,436

-60.5%

 5,172

 9,873

-47.6%

GTI

 1,525

 2,117

-28.0%

 11,873

 14,597

-18.7%

Golf R

 321

 100

221.0%

 2,893

 2,584

12.0%

e-Golf

 32

 317

-89.9%

 826

 2,512

-67.1%

Golf SportWagen

 1,148

 1,991

-42.3%

 10,256

 20,225

-49.3%

Total Golf Family

 3,593

 5,961

-39.7%

 31,020

 49,791

-37.7%

Jetta Sedan

 10,596

 12,409

-14.6%

 50,488

 78,958

-36.1%

Jetta SportWagen 
(now Golf SportWagen)

1

N/A

          N/A

 70

N/A

N/A

Total Jetta

 10,597

 12,409

-14.6%

 50,558

 78,957

-36.0%

Beetle Coupe

 631

 667

-5.4%

 6,777

 6,272

8.1%

Beetle Convertible

 768

 557

37.9%

 4,374

 5,132

-14.8%

Total Beetle

 1,399

 1,224

14.3%

 11,151

 11,404

-2.2%

EOS*

          N/A

          N/A  

          N/A

N/A

 1

          N/A

Passat

 3,873

 5,714

-32.2%

 30,232

 45,994

-34.3%

CC

 62

 97

-36.1%

 388

 1,111

-65.1%

Tiguan Limited

 1,276

 1,005

27.0%

 11,890

 19,454

-38.9%

2018 Tiguan

 7,281

 2,516

189.4%

 60,019

 3,109

1,830.5%

Touareg

 120

 282

-57.4%

 1,704

 2,387

-28.6%

Atlas

 4,054

 2,807

44.4%

 38,711

 8,136

375.8%

TOTAL

 32,255

 32,015

0.7%

 235,673

 220,344

7%

*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, Tiguan, and Tiguan Limited 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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