Aside from the ID.4’s arrival, VW has plenty of other milestones to celebrate so far in 2021. The German automaker posted its best Q1 sales since 2013, spurred by its best-ever quarter for SUVs with 55% growth. This was the best Q1 for both the Atlas family and Tiguan, rising 98% and 23%, respectively. The Atlas moved 19,218 units (a 35% increase), while the smaller Atlas Cross Sport grew more significantly to 11,302 units (a 901% increase).
Though sedan sales are slowing dramatically in the US, the Jetta remains popular, moving 22,714 units in Q1 (a 6.2% increase). The Arteon saw a substantial 39% increase too, though that only amounted to 1,099 units. As for the mid-size Passat, its sales dropped to 4,535 units (a 24% decrease).