Both VW and Audi of America have reported record-setting November results.

Audi sold 6,556 vehicles, a 9.9% increase over the same month last year, when sales were 5,971. These results mark the company's best November in the company's history.

Audi will soon break its all-time annual sales record of 74,061 set in 1985. With only 1,130 units to go, the company plans to surpass the record in the first 15 days in December. Year-to-date sales are 72,932 versus 59,480 in 1999, an increase of 22.6%.

In its first full month of availability, the new Allroad quattro, a 'crossover' vehicle offering customers both on- and off-road performance, achieved 441 sales.

The TT posted major gains with November sales of 1,083, up 101.7% over last year's 537.

A6 sales were 2,118, down 8% over the same month last year. The A4 achieved 2,753 for the month, down 4.6%.

All-aluminum flagship A8 sales totaled 160 in November, with the long-wheelbase model accounting for 85.6%.

Meanwhile, Audi’s VAG sibling, Volkswagen of America, reported its best November in 27 years. The company sold 26,597 cars, representing an 8.7% increase over last year.

So far in 2000, Volkswagen has sold 328,614 new cars in the US, which represents a 12.7% increase over 1999's eleven-month total of 291,660. With one month left in the sales year, Volkswagen has already surpassed its total 1999 sales of 315,563.

The top-selling Jetta model [known elsewhere as the Bora] established a new November mark at 11,517, up 18% from last year's 9,757 sales. The Passat, soon to be replaced by an updated model, also enjoyed a record for the month at 6,101, an increase of 7.9% over November 1999's 5,654.

In contrast to European markets which prefer hatchbacks to sedans, US Golf sales last month were just 2,430, up 93.5% from 1999’s 1,256.

New Beetle sales are now on a the-novelty-has-worn-off decline and were 5,716 compared to last year's 6,922.

Volkswagen, however, continues to be America's best-selling European car brand.