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VW sales drop for the first time in eleven years following the emissions scandal

Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:45 UTC
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German carmaker Volkswagen has posted its first drop in VW brand sales in 11 years as the company continues to cope with its emissions scandal. Sales of VW brand cars fell 4.8% in 2015 to 5.82 million cars from 6.12 million a year earlier. Falling demand in China and US added to the losses as orders fell in December. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    I find it hilarious that the yanks still don't understand the difference between the BMW (rear wheel drive) and VW (front wheel drive) when it comes to single axle rolling road testing.

    Money grabbing off a successful FOREIGN company.

    Jan 11th, 2016 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Rumors are they're going to have a 50B fine.
    Which will bankrupt them

    Remember where you heard that Germany is doomed 1st.
    Its just the begining of the dominos falling....

    Jan 11th, 2016 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 yankeeboy
    “Rumors are they're going to have a 50B fine.”

    Shades of carpet bagging again ala the oil spill off Texas where everybody with a rowing boat claimed loss of earnings and 'god knows what'.

    What actual harm can be shown to a court, even an American one, when there are so many trucks running on mechanical oil injection polluting the air for everyone to see for themselves, that you don't need test gear for that?

    VW cars have state of the art diesel injection engines, the injectors of which fire several times per 'injection band' to ensure full combustion of the oil and the minimisation of particulates (which is the real 'killer') whereas California concentrate on NOX!

    They need to get real FFS.

    Jan 12th, 2016 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    They lied and need to pay the price.
    What that price is who knows.
    I am sure it will be some sort of calculation based on cars sold during a certain time.
    They'll have to pay each state and the federal gov't.

    VW was stupid to do it the pollution is minimal.
    But they must pay for lying.

    Jan 12th, 2016 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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