Tough month for the iconic German auto maker. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 1, 2015 #AZAutoShow - At the regional Phoenix Auto Show, VW had their new 2016 Passat on display. Full size feel and going for a compact car price with the 25/38 rated 1.8L TSI right now. With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink, the infotainment is segment leading. When the 2.0L TDI gets recertified, the efficiency capability will be proven once again too. I promise. VW November 2015 Sales Overview Volkswagen of America reported it sold 23,882 vehicles in November, down 24.7 percent from the 31,725 sold in November of 2014. Apparently the TDI Emissions problems and Halt Sale is beginning to damage the brands ability to sell vehicles. Year to date, sales of 318,484 vehicles is down 4.3 percent from the 332,912 vehicles sold through the same period of 2014. VW November 2015 Brand Sales Highlights The only real highlight was the Golf. 4,110 were sold in November, up 2.9 percent over the 3,993 sold in November of 2014. Year to date, the Golf is doing well with 59,593 vehicles sold, up 103.6 percent over the 29,270 sold through the same period of 2014. November 2015 Segment Sales Totals U.S. November 2015 Sales vs. November 2014 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM November 2015 Sales Up 1.5% with 229,296 Vehicles Sold. Toyota November 2015 Sales Up 3.4% with 189,517 Vehicles Sold. Ford November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% with 187,794 Vehicles Sold. FCA November 2015 Sales Up 3.0% with 175,974 Vehicles Sold. Honda November 2015 Sales Down 5.2% with 115,441 Vehicles Sold. Nissan November 2015 Sales Up 3.8% with 107,083 Vehicles Sold. Hyundai November 2015 Sales Up 11.8% with 60,007 Vehicles Sold. Subaru November 2015 Sales Up 1.8% with 46,070 Vehicles Sold. Kia November 2015 Sales Up 1.4% with 45,553 Vehicles Sold. BMW November 2015 Sales Up 1.2% with 36,447 Vehicles Sold. Mercedes-Benz November 2015 Sales Down 11.7% with 33,475 Vehicles Sold. VW November 2015 Sales Down 24.7% with 23,882 Vehicles Sold. Mazda November 2015 Sales Up 7.0% with 22,732 Vehicles Sold. Audi November 2015 Sales Up 0.4% % with 16,700 Vehicles Sold. Toyota moved past Ford to become the second largest volume seller in the U.S. in November. The auto industry posted strong November sales of more than 1.32 million vehicles, up 2.3 percent over November of 2014 despite just 23 selling days this November vs. 25 selling days in November of 2014. For the year, light duty sales are trending to finish off the year at approximately 17.4 million, the highest since 2000. November was the third consecutive month in a row with a SAAR above 18 million. The six-month moving average for the SAAR is quickly approaching 18.0 million. Placing this number into perspective, the industry’s best U.S. sales year ever was 2000, when 17.8 million light duty vehicles were delivered.