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CLIFF LEPPKE'S CYBER SEAT

SUVs Boost VWoA’s March 2019 Sales; Audi Deliveries Stumble—Its U.S. Chief Resigns

U.S. vehicle sales skidded downward 2.3% last month.  VW’s Tiguan and its Sign Then Drive promotion, however, helped VW post an 8.7% increase in its YoY March sales—31,309.  VW sold 10,539 Tiguans (+38%).  Add the Atlas (6,050; +12) and SUVs comprised 53% of the brand’s sales (14,683 cars; 16,626 SUVs).  Other notables:  Jetta (7,745; +80%), Golf family (3,682; -21%) and Passat (1607; -60%) 

Audi’s sales dipped 18% to 15,024.  Its Q5 dropped 18% (4,350) and its Q3 ground to a standstill (17; -99%).  A new Q3 rolls out soon.  Meanwhile, Audi’s U.S. chief Mark Del Rosso resigned. 

VW began “pre-series phase” production of its five-seat Cross Sport in Chattanooga.      

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