Volkswagen's Yearly Sales Plummet After Emissions Scandal
After Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests last year, the brand's sales declined by nearly 5 percent in just one year.By Melissa Prax | January 9, 2016
It hasn't been a great few months for Volkswagen. After the emissions scandal, sales plummeted — and most of that financial damage is from September on.
Last fall, Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions tests by making its diesel vehicles emit far less carbon dioxide in the tests than they would in everyday use. (Video via CCTV)
The German car company's worldwide sales dropped 4.8 percent — the first time it didn't set a sales record in over a decade. This means the company sold about 300,000 fewer cars in 2015 than it did in 2014. (Video via Volkswagen)