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WESTERN EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE        
Is Volkswagen’s Teflon coating starting to wear thin?
Published: Wed, 10th Feb 2016 12:46:19 GMT
 

January passenger car sales by manufacturer 2016

Earlier indications that in Europe at least Volkswagen appears to have taken the ill-effects of the lingering diesel scandal in its stride may have been just a trifle premature, AID’s exclusively compiled West European car sales figures reveal

That’s the hard-hitting message from AID’s provisional West Europe’s car sales estimates for January, showing that Volkswagen stands out as the biggest casualty in the leading pack of mass market carmakers.

While January sales of the tarnished Volkswagen brand dropped below last year’s same month levels, Ford, and Opel in particular, appear to have gained most ground and drawn most benefit from Volkswagen’s intensifying predicament. 

Winning Ford and Opel in turn, upped their respective January car sales in Western Europe by between 9 per cent and 13 per cent last month, AID figures show
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