Volkswagen AG saw global sales for all its brands slip 0.2 percent in March as the company works to overcome a scandal over cars that were rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

Sales fell 0.2 percent to 967,100 vehicles, hurt by drops of 3.7 percent in the United States and 2.5 percent in the company's home market, Germany. Sales also plunged in Brazil, where the economy is in trouble.

Things looked better in China with a plus of 4 percent, to 328,000 vehicles.

Volkswagen faces fines, recall costs and civil damages in the United States and other countries. Up to 11 million cars are affected.

The company, whose brands include Audi, Skoda, and SEAT, has apologized and says it will fix the cars.