Audi: VW’s diesel emissions scandal will not diminish Audi sales in US

Audi: VW’s diesel emissions scandal will not diminish Audi sales in US

In conversation with reporters at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said that the sales of the Audi brand in the US will not witness a decline due to the Volkswagen (VW) diesel emissions scandal.

The emissions scandal first broke September 18, 2015, when the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that bigwig German automaker VW has been using so-called ‘defeat device’ software in hundreds of thousands of its diesel vehicles, to trick emissions tests in the US.

VW has been grappling with the emissions-rigging scandal ever since the disclosure by the EPA. However, Keogh said that the scandal will not affect the US sales of one of VW’s renowned Audi luxury brand, even though some Audi models were also among the diesel vehicles hit by the scandal.

According to Audi’s US sales statistics, the sales of the Audi brand in the country in recent months have sustained the record levels that were achieved in the same months in the past few years.

Against the backdrop of the fact that the Audi brand’s US sales in November and December 2014 stood at 36,000 units, Keogh – projecting the brand’s undiminished sales in the corresponding months this year – said: "We'll have a record November and a record December."

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