VW reports higher US sales in 2021 despite semiconductor shortage

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Volkswagen reported a significant increase in sales in the US last year, despite the enduring shortage of semiconductors and a disappointing last quarter, according to a statement released on Friday. Sales were higher thanks to the popularity of sport utility vehicle models such as the Atlas and Tiguan, enabling VW to sell a total of 375,030 vehicles in the US, up 15 per cent on a year earlier, the statement read. However, business tailed off considerably at the end of the year, with sales falling by nearly 11 per cent to 84,336 vehicles compared to the same period a year earlier. Ongoing chip…

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