VW sales rally after 2015 scandal
Volkswagen brand sales in the US climbed 24 percent in November, the first gain in more than a year, as Europe’s biggest automaker emerged from a sales slump triggered by the emissions-cheating scandal revealed in September 2015.
The brand sold 29,672 vehicles in November, compared with 23,882 a year earlier. It was the first monthly increase since October 2015.
Analysts had predicted deep discounts and promotions would help Volkswagen halt its yearlong sales decline in the US. The German automaker agreed to pay an industry-record $16.5 billion in civil litigation fines in the US after admitting last year that its diesel models were outfitted with a “defeat device” that filtered exhaust only when cars were being tested.