VW sales rise 5.2%; Audi gains 9.9%

on Feb2

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Volkswagen’s U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52.8 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.

Audi extended its industry-best streak of year-over-year monthly sales increases to 99 months, with deliveries climbing 9.9 percent to 14,511 on the continued strength of its A5 sedan and the Q5 and Q7 crossovers.

Notable nameplates: Audi Q5 up 12%; Audi A5 up 426%; Audi Q7 up 19%; VW Passat down 59%; VW Golf family down 39%; VW Jetta down 34%; VW Atlas (new), 4,303 sales; VW Tiguan (redesigned), 6,336 sales (total Tiguan sales were 8,370).

Incentives (including Porsche): $3,617 per vehicle, up 5.8% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Average transaction price (including Porsche): $34,583, up 5.1% from a year earlier, ALG says.

U.S. market share: 3.8% in January 2018 vs. 3.6% for all of 2017 and 3.6% in January 2017.

Did you know? Audi says the number of its vehicles on the road in the U.S. has increased 76 percent since 2011.

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