Volkswagen of America sold 25% fewer vehicles in November compared with the same month last year, mostly due to the diesel scandal that keeps affecting the German automaker.
According to Automotive News, a continued sales freeze of diesel-powered cars in the U.S. is also responsible for VW’s steepest monthly decline since September 2008.
The brand’s 650 or so American dealers had to deal with stocks that were at their lowest levels of their previous 12 months, based on data from TrueCar.com. Volkswagen also experienced a 2,381-unit reduction in sales of non-diesel models.
On a positive note, Tiguan sales surged 88% in November.