The storm looks to be over with sales numbers seemingly showing that car buyers are willing to forgive and forget Volkswagen for its past sins.
Sales data has just come to hand that shows the Volkswagen brand enjoyed one of its best months on record in September.
In total, 593,700 Volkswagen vehicles were delivered to customers in the month, an 8% increase on the same month in 2016.
Across the first nine months of the year Volkswagen sales increased 3% with more than 4.49 million customer deliveries.
In the U.S., where Volkswagen copped most of the flack for the emissions scandal, Volkswagen sales in September were up a mammoth 33% on the same month last year.
VW sales in Canada were ahead 51%!
Other markets enjoying a greater appetite for Volkswagen vehicles included Sweden and Russia (both increasing sales by 15%), and Poland (+19%).
In Australia, things were also just as bright.
On the back of increased demand for the Amarok 4×4 and the arrival of the impressive new Golf, sales increased by 11.9%.
In total, 4,901 new Volkswagen vehicles were handed over to Aussie customers in the month, a total higher than rivals including Subaru, Nissan, Kia, Honda and Mercedes-Benz.
September 2017 Car Sales Data – Volkswagen Best-Sellers:
- Volkswagen Golf - 1,592 (+24.2%)
- Volkswagen Amarok (4X4) - 910 (+57.7%)
- Volkswagen Tiguan - 662 (-18.0%)
- Volkswagen Polo - 395 (-28.3%)
- Volkswagen Tiguan (Gen 1) - 263
- Volkswagen Caddy Van – 181 (+40.3%)
- Volkswagen Transporter - 156 (-21.6%)
- Volkswagen Touareg – 148 (-5.1%)
- Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - 126 (+63.6%)
While the new kid on the block, Volkswagen’s Arteon, was delivered to 18 customers in its first sales month in Australia.
Commenting on the strong global results, Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen’s head of sales, said the numbers are very pleasing.
“September was indeed a record-breaking month for the Volkswagen brand. It was the strongest month for deliveries in the history of Volkswagen, the Clearly positive dynamic for the brand continues in all regions.
“Growth in third quarter was seven percent higher than previous year.”
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