Volkswagen sold 12.9 per cent more vehicles in March than in the year-earlier period, while BMW and Mercedes saw sales decline, the German automakers' US divisions said Tuesday. (dpa)
VW saw sales increase to 19,587 vehicles, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based Volkswagen of America said. Audi sales remained virtually flat, falling just 0.4 per cent to 7,987.
BMW, however, said sales of its primary brand and its Mini brand fell 5.4 per cent to 27,404 - with a 8.7-per-cent decline in BMW sales to 23,115 and a 17.3-per-cent drop in Mini sales to 4,289.
The US subsidy in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey said the decline was expected but continues to predict a sales increase for the year.
Mercedes saw a dip of 3.7 per cent from a year earlier, moving 20,808 new vehicles in March. For the first quarter, sales rose 3 per cent, the US division in Montvale, New Jersey said.