Between Volkswagen and Audi, VW AG managed to sell more than 100,000 diesel-powered vehicles to U.S. customers this year.
That marks a new record for the German automaker. Between Audi its and Volkswagen brands, the company offers 12 diesel models in the U.S and is the current market leader for diesel light vehicles.
“Selling more than100,000 TDI Clean Diesel vehicles is a significant milestone for Volkswagen Group of America,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. “We’re excited to see the increasing numbers of customers able to enjoy the reliability, durability, fuel-efficiency and power of the clean diesel engine.”
The brand said today that it accounts for over 75 percent of diesel passenger cars and SUVs sold in the U.S. In total, the company has old over one million since it first offered diesels to U.S. buyers in 1977.
“The past year has shown that American consumers clearly recognize the benefits of clean diesel TDI vehicles,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “They understand now more than ever that this is a technology delivering real answers to society’s concerns about fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions without compromises.”
But Volkswagen isn’t the only brand with its eye on diesel buyers. Chevrolet introduced a diesel version of the Cruze aimed directly at the Jetta TDI. Mazda is also expected to introduce a diesel version of its 6 sedan as a V6 replacement sometime next year.
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