2022 (Full Year) USA: Volkswagen of America Car Model and SUV Sales

In full-year 2022, Volkswagen of America car and SUV sales contracted by another fifth to the lowest sales in the USA for a decade.

In full-year 2022, Volkswagen of America car and SUV sales contracted by another fifth to the lowest sales in the USA for a decade.
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2022 (January to December): Volkswagen had a dismal year in the USA with car and SUV sales down by 19.7% to only 301,069 vehicles — the lowest sales volume in the States for a decade. VW blames industry-wide supply chain disruptions to affect the ability to fully serve high market demand. However, VW also seemed to struggle more than many other carmakers but also offered a limited model range with the vision of the company uncertain. SUVs accounted for a record 83% of Volkswagens sold in the USA in 2022 with the Jetta basically the only traditional passenger car on offer as a mainstream model. The VW Tiguan was the most popular Volkswagen model in the USA in 2022.

Volkswagen Sales in the USA by Model in 2022

Volkswagen sales in the USA per model in the full-year 2022 were as follows:

VW MODELSales 2022Sales 2021% 22/21
Atlas Cross Sport28.48043.303-34.2%
Tiguan LWB88.577109.744-19.3%
Total SUV250.216273.855-9%
Golf R1.49927+5451.9%
Total Passenger Cars48.42573.714-34.4%
Retired models*2.42827.462-91.2%

The VW Tiguan was again the most-popular Volkswagen model in the USA followed by the Taos that pushed the Atlas down to third

The most popular Volkswagen passenger car was the Jetta, which is basically the only volume model that VW still offers as a traditional passenger car in the US. Sales of the Jetta were down by 38%.

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2022 (Full Year)

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2022 (Full Year):

NOTE: “Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary. All statistics are provided by respective car manufacturers unless clearly marked otherwise.

About Volkswagen of America

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

VWoA’s operations in the U.S. include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers.

About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in online writing. His best-selling cars website has been reporting car sales statistics since 2008 with classic car auction prices focusing on the most expensive automobiles sold at public auctions in the past decade. He also owns the travel websites European-Traveler.com and Lake Geneva Switzerland. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.