THE Volkswagen emissions scandal has led to the manufacturer reporting a loss for the third quarter of the year.
The German car maker reported an operating loss of 3.5 billion euros (£2.5 billion).
As reported extensively by Car Dealer, last month, the company admitted installing software designed to cheat diesel emissions tests in 11 million vehicles worldwide, including almost 1.2 million in the UK. And the scandal shows no sign of abating any time soon.
An investigation was launched and a new chief executive and chairman were appointed after the initial story broke.
VW would have made a profit of 3.2 billion euros (£2.3 billion) for the third quarter in normal circumstances.
The group has set aside 6.7 billion euros (£4.8 billion) to help it cope with the fallout from the controversy.
Chief executive Matthias Muller said: ‘The figures show the core strength of the Volkswagen Group on the one hand, while on the other, the initial impact of the current situation is becoming clear.
‘We will do everything in our power to win back the trust we have lost.’
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