German company's big three on a roll, but better news for the brand is the average transaction price... A supply-constrained Volkswagen Australia has issued a release celebrating strong sales for its top three models in June, even though its overall tally dipped slightly over the same month last year.Still, credit where it's due: the Golf, Tiguan and Amarok all claimed records during the year's busiest month, a period where the whole industry goes into overdrive for end of financial year.Of most importance to the German company is the fact that it didn't rely on rampant discounting, with most sales coming on higher grade cars.Leading the pack was the Golf with 2317 sales, its best haul since the Mk7.5 update last year.VW claims most of these retailed above $30k, though the entry price is $23,990, and said 25 per cent were the most expensive GTI and R hot models.Meanwhile the Tiguan medium SUV drew in a record 1340 buyers, thanks in part to the launch of its seven-seat Allspace … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm
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Besides being the world’s largest automaker with 10.7 million vehicles sold in 2017, the Volkswagen Group also has the largest brand portfolio in the automotive world. More specifically, the companies that operate under the VW Group’s umbrella are Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen, as well as Ducati motorcycles and MAN and Scania trucks. For a cost-effective management of all those brands, more and more vehicles use shared technology, like the $60 billion MQB modular platform that currently underpins more than 25 models from Audi, Seat, Škoda and Volkswagen. Although that is a common practice among large automotive groups, lately Volkswagen has started sharing not only engines, mechanical parts and interior components across different brands, but also design details. BMW introduced the range uniformity in the late 80s, but other luxury automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz took it to the next level, with some of their … [Read more...] about Has VW Group Gone Too Far On Sharing Design Details Between Brands?
But while Tiguan is flavour of the moment here, more popular even than Golf, the smallest Dubbie, the Polo, is also a significant mover for the brand; It was the 10th best selling car globally last year, with 653,000 new owners. Kiwis bought over 600 of them last year, and distributors EMD ran out of stock by October. On a global basis, it is no slouch either, with over 17 million sold to date since its mid70s launch. New gen-VI Polo has just gone on sale. It’s bigger both in the metal and on the inside - it is said to be similar in size to fourth-generation Golf - but is little more expensive than the outgoing version. However, it looks more upmarket, rather closely resembling its bigger sib and is none the worse for that. The interior is a revelation. Not only is there clearly more distance between front seat occupants, but out the back there’s now over 350L of luggage space, up from 280L, making it one of the bigger hatches in its small car class. … [Read more...] about 2018 Polo Adds Pomp