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VW’s Global Vehicle Sales Decline as Diesel-Motor Recalls Loom

  • Deliveries of VW brand vehicles fell 4% on Russia, Brazil
  • Group's European market share was the lowest since March
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Is Volkswagen Losing its Grip?

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Volkswagen AG’s namesake car brand reported a 4 percent decline in global sales last month amid a scandal over cheating on diesel-emissions tests.

Deliveries at the VW brand, which is at the center of the crisis, fell to 513,500 cars from 534,800 a year ago, the Wolfsburg, Germany-based company said Friday in a statement. The drop at Volkswagen’s largest unit contributed to a 1.5 percent decline in group-wide sales to 885,300 vehicles in September.