In late September, the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Announced that the 2.0-litre TDI four-cylinder used by the Volkswagen Group had software to cheat emissions testing. Despite this revelation and VW’s stocks plummeting throughout October, the German marque has actually recorded an increase in U.S. Sales.
Last month, a total of 30,387 Volkswagen models were sold across the U.S, a 0.24 per cent increase over October 2014. The Volkswagen Tiguan celebrated the most dramatic rise in sales with 4815 units sold,a 167.1 per cent increase over October 2014.
Elsewhere in the Volkswagen range, 5716 units of the new VW Golf were sold in the U.S, a 40.2 per cent jump while 2520 Golf GTI models found new homes reflecting a 46.2 per cent jump over the same month a year ago. Elsewhere, the large Volkswagen Touareg also celebrated a 45.3 per cent bump to 840 units.
Discussing the results, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America Mark McNabb said “We would like to again thank our customers for their patience and loyalty. Volkswagen is committed to making things right and actively working to restore trust.”
Importantly, the German marque has yet to reveal sales figures for its diesel-powered models.