Volkswagen of America has launched its 4th quarter 2022 gross sales numbers and its full-year 2022 gross sales numbers. The German automaker additionally highlighted that 6.8% of Volkswagen’s 2022 gross sales within the USA have been EV gross sales (all ID.4 gross sales, because the ID.4 is the one electrical car Volkswagen sells within the nation). The factor is: there’s a a lot larger stat Volkswagen may have highlighted!
Within the 4th quarter, the Volkswagen ID.4’s share of Volkswagen of America gross sales was a whopping 18.2%! The ID.4 had 4,055 gross sales, a large chunk of Volkswagen’s 22,303 whole gross sales within the 4th quarter.
That 4,055 4th quarter consequence additionally meant that the ID.4 was Volkswagen’s second greatest promoting mannequin within the USA. Solely the Tiguan beat it, at 7,740 quarterly gross sales.
There’s a 3rd spotlight for the mannequin as effectively. It had 171.4% progress 12 months over 12 months within the 4th quarter. That’s simply barely forward of the Arteon’s progress (171.3%) and solely trails the Golf R’s progress (3,150%), however the Golf R doesn’t actually matter, going from 2 gross sales in This fall 2021 to 65 gross sales in This fall 2022.
Trying on the full 12 months, ID.4 gross sales have been up 22.5% — from 16,742 gross sales to twenty,511 gross sales. Nonetheless, the Taos was up much more than that, 88.6% — from 31,682 gross sales to 59,103 gross sales. And the aforementioned Golf R was up 5,451.9% — from 27 gross sales to 1,499 gross sales. Right here’s the total Volkswagen of America gross sales desk:
The large image for Volkswagen, although, is just not so brilliant. Its whole gross sales have been down 20.5% within the 4th quarter and down 19.7% within the 12 months as a complete. Maybe Volkswagen wants some extra electrical fashions on the sector?
General, the ID.4 is popping out to be a powerful mannequin for the Volkswagen model within the USA. It’s no Tesla Mannequin Y by way of gross sales quantity, however it’s one of many USA’s prime electrical fashions. Is it dwelling as much as its title as 2021 CleanTechnica Automobile of the Yr? Within the US, at the very least, I feel it’s doing what may very well be anticipated. It’s way more notable in Europe, after all.
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