Sales of Volkswagen cars fell 20% in the UK

Sales of Volkswagen cars fell 20% in the UK following the diesel emissions scandal.

In November 2015, 12,958 new VWs were registered, down from 16,196 in November 2014, SMMT figures show.

Volkswagen sales in October were down 10% from the same month in 2014, as reported by the BBC.

Volkswagen UK said the fall might be due to a number of factors and stressed that sales in the year to the end of November were still up 5%.

“The market was very sensitive to special offers and that it was hard to call it a trend after two months of falling sales,” said a VW representative.

Sales of diesel cars overall grew 3.6% in the past month in the UK. Volkswagen's Golf was the fourth best selling car in the UK last month, and in the year to-date.