Volkswagen sales in EU rise in September despite emissions scandal

Volkswagen sales in EU rise in September despite emissions scandal
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Volkswagen sales in Europe rose last month despite the emissions scandal, but the German automaker\'s growth lagged the market.

Volkswagen sales in Europe rose last month despite the emissions scandal, but the German automaker's growth lagged the market.


The European carmaker's association ACEA said on October 16 that sales of VW brand cars in the EU rose by 6.6 per cent, while the group's overall sales, also including other brands, were up 8.4 per cent.

That compares with an increase in EU car registrations of nearly 10 per cent to 1.35 million in September. While growth this year has been strong, ACEA noted the market is still far below pre-crisis levels.

Volkswagen's emissions scandal broke in mid-September when US authorities discovered software that disabled emissions controls except when they were being tested. German authorities have ordered a recall of all VW cars fitted with the software, affecting 8.5 million diesel cars across the EU.
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