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Volkswagen sales in US dropped post emission scandal

Volkswagen US announced their lackluster sales figures which showing a large scale drop during the month of November.

As per the estimate, even less than 24,000 Volkswagen cars were sold in the month of November, posting a drop of 24.7 percent, Xinhua quoted the group as saying on Tuesday.

Following the release of November sales figures, Volkswagen stocks fell over one percent which showed the Volkswagen Golf sales falling by 64 percent from the previous year.

The famed Beetle series fell by 39.3 percent from the previous year. The Volkswagen Beetle is the second-best selling car in the world history.

Just so recent, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice to VW Group for violation of the Clean Air Act which led to this drastic sink in figures.

The EPA discovered that VW had manipulated its diesel engines to mislead emission tests to the effect that certain pollutants met US standards.

The EPA report then indicated that the cars produced up to 40 times higher nitrogen oxide during driving than in the laboratory setting.

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned shortly after various countries began taking legal action against the German auto maker.

Several other high ranking officers within VW Group, including those from Audi and Porsche, were suspended.

“Volkswagen is working tirelessly on an approved remedy for the affected vehicles. We would like to thank our dealers and customers for their continued patience and loyalty,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen US.

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