VW sees registrations fall 20 per cent amid emissions scandal fallout

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THE fallout from the VW emissions scandal has been reflected in detailed figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which shows registrations of VW Group vehicles tumbling.

While overall new car registrations grew 3.8 per cent year-on-year in November, Volkswagen branded cars were down almost 20 per cent in the same period from 16,196 to 12,958.

To make matters worse for the manufacturer, all of VW Group’s main brands also saw a decline in registrations with Seat down 23.8 per cent, Skoda slumping 11 per cent and even premium brand Audi showing a 4.4 per cent fall last month compared to 2014.

The figures offer the first concrete evidence of the damage done to the Volkswagen image following admissions that ‘cheat devices’ and software had been used to bypass engine emission regulations in the US and Europe.


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