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Volkswagen on Pace to Return to Pre-Scandal Sales

German automaker Volkswagen is on pace is on pace to return to pre-scandal numbers as its U.S. sales continue to trend up.

Reports indicate the automaker’s year to date sales were up 6 percent through July, despite a 1.6 decrease in the industry as a whole. With about 215,800 vehicles sold, Volkswagen is on sale to top its 366,970 in sales from 2014. 2015 saw a significant drop in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and the automaker has been driven to get back to those numbers.

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Much of the increase has been driven by the Atlas crossover, which has seen a 31 percent increase in sales, and the redesigned Jetta, which has seen a 43 percent increase. It was the sixth consecutive month where crossover vehicles contributed to the majority of Volkswagen sales.

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 11:52 am

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