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Through the end of July, sales of diesel vehicles in the United States were up 38.5 percent, compared to the same seven-month period in 2010. Led by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI, diesel vehicles appear to have escaped the quake-related supply issues that crippled hybrid vehicle sales for months, though they're tally of 8,653 vehicles sold in July still only represents 0.82 percent of the total market.

Sales of the segment leader, the Jetta TDI, were 5,206 last month, bringing the diesel sedan's year-to-date total to 56,717. The oil-burning Golf didn't enjoy nearly the same level of demand, but its sales of 966 units in July landed the hatchback in second place among all diesel vehicles. In third, with sales ringing in at 562 units was the diesel-fueled BMW X5 xDrive35d.

Looking for more details? Head over to Hybrid Cars for a model-by-model breakdown of diesel vehicle sales for July 2011.


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      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      The majority of VW Jetta Sportwagens and golfs I saw were diesel. I hope other car makers are taking note of this. Lets hope this continues.
      Paul P.
      • 3 Years Ago
      While sales are up, one still has to keep the number in perspective. The top selling diesel, the Jetta TDI, sold 5,206 units. That's 1204 less than the ancient Ford Ranger sold, and Ford is about to drop that completely. Yes, the diesel numbers are higher than normal, but overall they still aren't that amazing. That's probably the biggest reason why we have such a poor selection of diesels stateside, as their take rate is pretty low overall. It will be interesting to see if that changes as we get more and more diesel options, like the upcoming Cruze. Personally, I'm still waiting for a true full size diesel SUV.
      PJPHughes
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just wish Audi would bring a broader range of TDI models, and BMW would bring the 320d and 530/535d sedan AND WAGON here....emphasis on WAGON! Not the heinous GT "AMC Pacer" wannabe
        Tony
        • 3 Years Ago
        @PJPHughes
        With a bump of 38.5% in sales for diesels alone, I'm pretty sure the Germans would wake up and start giving us more variety in the diesel department soon.
      Zerbe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just bought a Golf TDI over the weekend.
        Patrick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zerbe
        I test drove on in March and loved it, but ultimately settled on a 2009 Jetta TDI. The Golf would have been nice but was just a bit more than I was looking to spend.
        Hampton
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zerbe
        Congratulations.Hope You enjoy it. Nothing like that new car smell!
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Robdaemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh look idiot, a Honda recall four days ago: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/05/honda-recalling-2-26m-vehicles-in-u-s-china-over-gearbox-fears/ Maybe you should read my post again. You're acting as if Volkswagen is the only manufacturer to ever have a recall. (Oh, and nice one, voting up your own comments... Stay classy, vwfailsagain.)
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Robdaemon
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        Robdaemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes, because no other manufacturer has ever had a recall in their history, let alone the last few months.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Robdaemon
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        CLASSIFIED
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ohhhh you mad
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good job VW. Too bad your cars are under investigation for the fuel line problem. Bummer....
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is a market for diesels if more were offered. I can see a full hybrid car being the choice for someone who does more city driving or low mileage per year. People with lenghty commutes and/or those who enjoy driving are going to see diesels as a better option.
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        I agree...right now. I wouldnt be surprized if some of the new engine tech ( and its only going to get more and more efficient given the Feds ridiculous requirements ) soon leapfrogs Diesels so call superiority. Electric motors make 100% of their torque from ZERO revs, diesel cannot compete with that, And gas engines are just becoming more and more efficient, 40 mpgs is the norm now, and THATS going to improve, now combine the two tech nologies and both of diesels supposed trumpcards become redundant. We may not like it, but 99% of the manufacturers are investigating other avenues than diesel...theres a reason.....Im sorry, but i think diesel may be going the way of the Dodo....
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          If you new anything about energy density of fuel, I'd say petrol is more likely to become the extinct species.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          you think density of fuels matters to a manufacturers bottom line?.....mpgs is mpgs no matter how you look at it.....
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          YouGuy...I believe the word you were lookig at is "knew"...not new.....paybacks suck dont they?....like I said, dont take anything here as Nobel Peace Prize material....
      • 3 Years Ago
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      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait - I thought Americans hated Diesels! At least that's what GM, Ford, etc has been telling us for decades...
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        Except GM's planning on coming out with a diesel Cruze here next year. It's not that companies don't want to bring them, it's that our retarded government policy of taxing diesel higher than regular gasoline is dated and needs to change.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          I will be curious to see if that actually happens, Honda was a willing particpant until they found out what was involved and weighed the business case. Problem is Hybrids, which in sedans are a superior all round alternative, are becoming more and more accessible, have proven dependability, have like Freeway MPGS and superior around town numbers ( which would also pertain to stop and go traffic ) and theres multiple manufacturers, and thus more choices. Prices are coming down as well, and theres more on the way, so ask yourself this question, if a hybrid with superior numbers, was available for pretty close to the same price, where would you put your wallet? Plus, as much as I like VW's, they drive great, would I own one?...nope, I have heard WAY too many horror stories....
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          not taxing that hurts the most Adrian....its the EPA...and the cost to federalize a diesel weighed against potential benefits and of course profitability.....dont be surprized if dieslels actually become extinct here barring Pickups.....
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        they dont, theres just superior alternatives and more coming with less emissions hassles....AND undoubtedly with superior dependability....
      ZPrime
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, you guys need a copy editor. "They are tally of sales"? My elementary school English teacher would be crying.
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZPrime
        seriously...get over yourself, its a DAMN BLOG for gods sake....man I love English and Gramma Nazis....
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZPrime
        I love english and grammaer Nazis...may i remind you YOU ARE ON A DAMN BLOG...GET OVER YOURSELF.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          snicker...fat fingers?...was the bad spelling and lack of capital letters deliberate?......
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Its a PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION. Saying "its just a blog" isn't a legitimate excuse.
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZPrime
        ...Or at least copy and paste the doc into Word and look for green squiggles...
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @You guy
          why.....to appese self professed English literates?....seriously......
      paulr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully automakers will read this and send us more.
      Rich K
      • 3 Years Ago
      I opted for a 2009 Jetta TDI altoguht I would love to have a TDI Rabbit. Sadly Golf was out of my budget, becasue race car. +1 for more deisel vehicles!
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