The patient may have been critical but it appears they are on the comeback trail. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2016 2016 VW Jetta S with the 1.4L TSI - $18,735 to start incl. mats, D&H. Owners are awarded with a frugal 28/40 mpgUS city/highway rating. #TrueCar shows this exact car can be picked up for about $14,500 brand new in the Virginias. Last August VW introduced their latest EA211 placed in their Jetta in S trim. The downsized drivetrain proves its power and more importantly efficiency with a 28/40 mpgUS city/highway rating with its standard 5-speed MT. The 1.4L is one of Volkswagen’s latest EA211 series of small engines. This features lightweight aluminum construction, an integrated (into the head) exhaust manifold, and a toothed-belt drive for its double overhead camshaft valvetrain that incorporates variable intake and exhaust timing. The 1.4L TSI engine in the Jetta features a 10.0:1 compression ratio, direct fuel injection, and single scroll turbocharger to produce 150 hp and 184 lb-ft. of torque. The intercooler is integrated directly into the injection-molded induction pipe. The engine is mated to either the base five-speed MT – you all know how much I love base trims with sticks!!! – or a six-speed AT. VW currently has one in the Dallas, Texas and I am hoping it will eventually reach either the LA or Chicago Press Fleet. 2016 VW Jetta S TrueCar Price Report VW April 2016 Sales Overview Reflecting the stop sale of all TDI models last September through today, Volkswagen reported April sales of 27,112 vehicles, down 9.7 percent below the 30,009 sold in April of 2016. Year to date sales of 96,426 is down 11.7 percent. If there is any good news about the emissions debacle, sales appear to have stabilized at this lower 25 to 30,000 vehicle sales per month level. VW April 2016 Sales Highlights April was the best ever sales result for the Tiguan with 3,804 vehicles sold, a 58.4 percent increase over the 2,402 sold in April of 2015. Year to date sales are also doing well with 13,096 vehicle sold, up 63.8 percent over the 7,994 sold through the same period of 2015. April 2016 Market Share and Industry Sales Detail In March Honda picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.50 million vehicles was up 3.4 percent over April of 2015s 1.45 million vehicles sold result. 2016 YTD sales of 5.55 million is up 2.8 percent over the 5.4 million vehicles sold through period of the same 2015. U.S. April 2016 Sales vs. April 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM April 2016 Sales Down 3.5% with 259,557 Vehicles Sold Ford April 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 231,316 Vehicles Sold Toyota April 2016 Sales Up 3.8% with 211,125 Vehicles Sold FCA April 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 199,631 Vehicles Sold Honda April 2016 Sales up 14.4% with 148,829 Vehicles Sold Nissan April 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 123,861 Vehicles Sold Hyundai April 2016 Sales Down 8.5% with 62,213 Vehicles Sold Kia April 2016 Sales up 6.1% with 56,508 Vehicles Sold Subaru April 20165 Sales Up 6.6% with 50,380 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales down 0.4% with 32,291 Vehicles Sold BMW April 2016 Sales Down 8.3% with 29,747 Vehicles Sold VW April 2016 Sales Down 9.7% with 27,112 Vehicles Sold Mazda April 2016 Sales Up 8.6% with 26,195 Vehicles Sold Audi April 2016 Sales Up 5.8% with 17,801 Vehicles Sold In April, Honda and Mercedes-Benz moved back ahead of Nissan and BMW respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was approximately 17.6 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.