While the number of light trucks rose slightly last month, the number of unsold cars fell to its lowest point since November 2011.
As with their earlier agreement on commercial vans and midsize pickups, the two automakers' widening partnership will have the biggest impact on vehicles and platforms that will be offered outside North America, the companies said.
Street Volkswagen of Amarillo uses a shared Google drive to keep all of the service records and reconditioning information it has on each of the vehicles in its used inventory, allowing for immediate electronic access that can be shared with customers, who appreciate the transparency.
VW promises a global lineup filled with scores of battery-electric vehicles. Its Silicon Valley lab will be responsible for making those coming products technologically advanced and customer-oriented.
Audi CEO Bram Schot told investors in May the TT would be discontinued, but now says there will be a successor.
One will shut off the engine if left idling too long and the other will help prevent the vehicle from rolling away if the driver exits without shifting into park.
For those who value absorption rate as a reliable measure of dealership health, the current average rate of 57 percent implies that many dealers have to up their fixed ops game to keep their businesses on sound financial footing.