Volkswagen has expressed its intentions of carrying on with the current prices in United States, even though sales have suffered a setback.

Volkswagen has expressed its intentions of carrying on with the current prices in United States, even though sales have suffered a setback.

The announcement was made by Christian Klingler, Volkswagen Group's board member for marketing and sales who told analysts gathered at the announcement of the company's first quarter results. He added that Volkswagen will carry on with the current pricing strategy and the company would rather risk losing share rather than implementing price cuts.

This decision comes somewhat as a surprise taking into account VW sales in United States last month dropped by 2.7% to 30,009 units while year-to-date deliveries decreased by 7.5% to 109,248 cars. Klingler believes Volkswagen's sales in United States this year are going to be "roughly on the same level" as last year when the company sold almost 367,000 units which was 10% less than in 2013.

This decrease comes at a time when the overall U.S. market has increased by 4.6% in April and by 5.4% in the first four months of 2015.

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