13 Dec 2008

VW sales down by 16.5% in November

7:02 am on 13 December 2008

Volkswagen says its sales dropped by 16.5% in November from the same month last year.

A statement issued on Friday by Europe's biggest car maker said unit sales came to 447,000 vehicles.

Since 1 January, total sales for the group, which includes the Audi, Seat and Skoda brands, were 5.73 million vehicles - a decline of 1.7% from the same period in 2007.

Sales director Detlef Wittig said the decline of 16.5% in November compared favourably with a sector drop of 24.5%.

In October, VW posted a sales decrease of 5%.