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Volkswagen sees US sales fall nearly 25% in November

Published 01/12/2015 | 20:56

Volkswagen's US sales fell almost 25% in November
Volkswagen's US sales fell almost 25% in November

Volkswagen has seen a sharp drop in its US sales following the emissions scandal.

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The German carmaker reported that US sales in November fell almost 25% from a year ago.

The company blamed the decline on stop-sale orders for diesel-powered vehicles that the government says cheated on pollution tests.

The VW brand sold just under 24,000 vehicles last month compared with almost 32,000 a year ago.

The VW brand sold 490,000 vehicles worldwide in October, 5% below a year ago.

VW has admitted that 482,000 two-litre diesel vehicles in the US contained software that turned pollution controls on for government tests and off for real-world driving. The government says another 85,000 six-cylinder diesels also had cheating software.

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