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SUVs Drive VW’s March 2018 Sales Spurt 

Audi Posts March Sales Up 7.4%

VW Announces 2019 Jetta Pricing


VW delivered 32,548 units last month (+17.8% vs. last March).  Its best seller: Tiguan (8,276) followed by Atlas (6,063), Jetta (5,527, -43%) and Passat (4,292, -31.5%).  For the first quarter 2018, light trucks comprised more than 50% of VW’s U.S. sales vs. 14.4% last year. 

Audi delivered 20,090 units.  Its top sellers:  the Q5 (5,473, +25%), A4 (3,296, -19%), Q7 (3,061, +15%) and A5 (2587, +284%). 

The Jetta S with six-speed manual transmission and 147-hp, 1.4-liter direct-injection engine starts at $18,545.  Add $850 destination to VW’s prices.  An eight-speed automatic version is $19,345.  LED headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, electronic parking brake, Bluetooth, USB port, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.  An extra $450 fetches a driver assist package with forward collision warning, autonomous braking and rear traffic alert.  Seats are cloth covered. 

The SE ($22,155) has an automatic transmission, driver assist package, sunroof, automatic climate, pushbutton start, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leatherette seats.  A $495 winter package adds heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats plus remote start.

R-Line ($22,995) introduces 17-inch wheels, sporty trim and XDS electronic differential.

SEL ($24,415) nets ambient interior lighting, and an eight-inch touchscreen media interface.

SEL Premium ($26,945) adds leather seating.

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