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19th of July 2018

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VW/AUDI: Crossovers power VW to 5.7% improvement; Audi's streak stays alive

VW said Atlas sales surged 53 percent in June. Photo credit: David Phillips

Volkswagen's U.S. sales rose 5.7 percent in June to 28,941 on growth from its crossover lineup.

Audi extended its industry-best streak of year-over-year monthly sales increases to 104 months, with deliveries rising 0.3 percent to 19,471 on the strength of its A4 sedan and the Q5 and Q7 crossovers. At the halfway point, VW sales are up 7.2 percent to 172,898 while Audi sales are up 4.8 percent to 107,942.

Notable nameplates: Audi Q5 up 5.1%; Audi A5 up 26%; Audi Q7 up 2.9%; VW Passat down 28%; VW Golf family down 40%; VW Jetta down 28%; VW Atlas up 53%; VW Tiguan (long wheelbase), 7,788 vehicles.

Incentives (including Porsche): $3,828 per vehicle, up 22% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Average transaction price (including Porsche): $35,654, up $13 from a year earlier, ALG says.

Did you know?The long-wheelbase Tiguan, introduced last year, has accounted for more than 25 percent of VW's total sales through the first half of the year.

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