published Friday, September 14th, 2012

VW Group U.S. sales up 48 percent in August

Volkswagen Group of America sales, which include its VW, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti brands, rose 48.2 percent in August over a year ago, the automaker reported today.

For the year, the group’s U.S. sales are 32.2 percent above 2011, the company said.

U.S. sales hit 52,730 for August and 376,890 for the year, according to VW Group of America.

Globally, VW reported August sales of 719,500, up 18.9 percent over a year ago.

Through August, VW sales are 5.91 million, a 10.2 percent gain over 2011, the company said in a news release.

Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said Friday in a statement that officials are satisfied with VW’s performance.

“While developments in America, Eastern Europe and Asia remain stable, we are monitoring the continued tense situation, particularly in Western Europe, very closely,” he said.

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