For the second quarter, USA new vehicle sales were down 34%. VW’s were off 29% vs the same period last year (69,933 vs. 98,736). For the year, VW sales were 145,008 vs. 184,608 in 2019.
A European court says EU consumers may sue VW in their local districts for damages caused by VW cheating on diesel emissions.
Meanwhile, VW announced a freshened Tiguan. Expect the 2022 model-year long-wheelbase Tiguan to arrive in the States with a nose job and new interior amenities. You’ll see a steering wheel with touch-island controls, digital cockpit instrumentation and LED headlights. Travel Assist, which monitors items such as posted speed limits, is one of several new safety or driver-assist features. The engine and transmission for America carries over unchanged.
Last year, VW sold 910,926 Tiguans worldwide—its best-selling nameplate.