Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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VW, BMW and Audi increase sales in the USA strongly
After the onset of the Corona crisis, the US auto sales back on the road – German manufacturers also benefit greatly from this. So became Volkswagen 120,520 new vehicles launched on the important market in the second quarter. That was 72 percent more than in the pandemic-related weak period of the previous year, when factories and car dealerships had to be temporarily closed due to lockdowns. VW now spoke of the best sales result in a quarter since 1973.
The VW subsidiary Audi increased its US sales even more in the three months to the end of June. The Ingolstadt-based premium supplier sold 66,995 cars during this period, 92 percent more than a year ago.
Also BMW benefited greatly from the recovery in the US auto market. According to its own information, the Munich-based company sold 96,561 new cars under its own brand in the second quarter, an increase of almost 90 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. The daughter Mini grew by almost 77 percent and delivered 9,340 of their small cars to US customers. BMW’s German luxury class competitor Daimler will not publish the sales figures for Mercedes-Benz USA until later this month.