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CLIFF LEPPKE'S CYBER SEAT

VW and Audi Post Sales Increases, VW Wins Pike’s Peak Race, Audi’s Stop-Sale Recall

July 3:  VW delivered 28,941 U.S. vehicles, during June 2018.  That’s up 5.7% vs. last year.  Industrywide, June sales were up 5.4%.  VW’s most popular model is the Tiguan (7,788), followed by the all-new Jetta (7,239), Passat (3,793) and Atlas (3,699).  Through June, the Tiguan comprised 25% of VW’s U.S. sales.  Meanwhile, the 2019 Jetta’s first-month sales figures look promising.  

Audi posted its 104-month year-over-year sales increase during June.  Despite a stop-sale that affects A6 and A7 models, Audi sold 19,471 units (+.3%).  The Q5 (4,728), A4 (3,893) and Q7 (3,204) led the way.  The A5 lineup pulled 2,985 units (+26%).  

June 21:  Audi issued a stop sale and recall of A6 and A7 sedans built from January 2011 through April 2018.  A faulty passenger seat-mat sensor could hinder airbag deployment.  An indicator light illuminates when there’s a problem. Audi reports no injuries due to the flaw.  

June 24:  VW’s all-electric I.D. Pikes Peak racer set an all-time record at the Pike Peak International Hill Climb.  At 7m 57.148s, I.D. driver Romain Dumas beat the previous record by 16 seconds.  That’s the quickest time ever for an electric or conventionally powered vehicle.  

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The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.


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