VW Of America’s Sales Plunge In January

Volkswagen of America has made its sales figures public for the first month of the year, and there’s bad news for the company, as they’re down by almost 15 percent over the previous period.

The German brand reported total sales of 20,079 units in January, 14.57 percent less than in 2015, when 23,504 examples were delivered.

However, the figures did not discourage the company’s chief operating officer, Mark McNabb, who blamed “seasonal nature of the fleet business” and was happy on “the strong performance of the Tiguan“.

The SUV was chosen by 71.6 percent more customers in January, when 2,528 units were sold, compared to 1,473 vehicles over the same time period of last year. The Golf family totaled 3,993 sales in the first month of 2015, 4.9 percent less, while the Beetle Coupe and Beetle Convertible are down by 44.5 percent.

Sales of the Eos and Passat plunged by 21.2 percent and 43.1 percent, respectively, with 123 and 3,586 units sold in January. The CC didn’t do that good either, with 379 vehicles delivered compared to the previous number of 531, while the Touareg reported a 26.6 percent decrease.