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VW and Audi Post U.S. August 2017 Sales Increases

TDI Scandal Update:  Judge Releases VWoA’s Phone Info

VW sold 220,344 vehicles in the U.S. so far this year--up 6.4% from last year.

August 2017 sales increased 9%:  VW sold 2,804 Atlas CUVs and 2,516 of its new for 2018 Tiguan.  VW’s best seller:  the Jetta at 12,409 up 5.9%.  Golf family sales were up 23.2% at 5,961.  Passat sales were off 22.7% at 5,714.  Rougly 17% of VW’s deliveries were crossovers with potential three-row seating.

Audi sold 141,606 units in the U.S. this year.  During August, Audi posted its 80th consecutive month of record U.S. deliveries—up 2.8%.  Its best seller is the new Q5 CUV at 4,767, during August, a 10.9% increase.  The Q7 came in second, during August, at 3,714, the A4 sedan sales were 2,746 and the new sporty A5 deliveries totaled 2.603, up 207%.

 

Judge Releases Names 

Court records show that VWoA’s top U.S. lawyer, David Geanacopoulos, its leader of emissions testing Matthias Barke, and government relations specialist Anna Schneider are among 23 VW employees whose mobile devices where either lost or erased after VW’s TDI scandal broke.

Last week, a Virginia court judge released the names of VWoA employees whose phones were lost, wiped clean or bricked.  The judge is handling a case filed by VW owners who opted out of the nationwide class action settlement last year.

Geanacopoulos says he lost his phone at LAX and tried to find it.  Barke and Schneider claim their phones were locked due to too many incorrectly entered passwords. 

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