VW says it delivered 37,092 new vehicles during March 2019. That’s an increase of 14% versus the same month last year. Its Tiguan took the top spot (11,805; +43%) followed by the Jetta (9,105; +65%) and Atlas (7,381; +22%) and Passat (2,762; -36%).
VW says its first-quarter sales (85,872; +2.3%) were the best since 2014.
Audi sold 20,302 units last month (1.1% increase). Its best seller: the Q5 (6,529; +19%) followed by the Q7 (3,091; +1% and A4 (2,652; -20%). Its new A6 found 1,963 takers—up 69%.
GOLF’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY: 35 MILLION GOLFS PRODUCED
VW commenced building the Golf (Rabbit in the USA) on March 29, 1974. Since then, VW built 35 million Golfs. That’s means every 41 seconds someone orders a Golf, says VW. American deliveries began in December 1974.
SLEEK ARTEON’S PRICES AND TRIMS ANNOUNCED
VW’s 268-hp flagship fastback, hatchback Arteon’s base price is $36,840 (includes destination charge). This includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, side assist and rear traffic alert. All-wheel drive is optional. Lavishly equipped versions list for $45,940.
VW AND FORMER CEO MARTIN WINTERKORN SUED BY THE SEC
The Security and Exchange Commission says VW issued $13 billion in bonds and other assets in U.S. markets, when it also knew its diesel vehicles exceeded emissions limits. The SEC says this misled U.S. investors.
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