Volkswagen sales plummet as emissions scandal takes toll


Volkswagen sales are slumping as the hundreds of lawsuits filed against the company for cheating on emissions tests move closer to the courtroom, the latest in two months of bad news for the German automaker.

Volkswagen of America released sales numbers showing an almost 25 percent drop in year-over-year sales for November 2015. Sales of the Beetle dropped almost 40 percent and sales of the Jetta dropped almost 30 percent.

Other vehicles directly affected by the scandal, such as the Touareg and Passat, dropped 31 percent and 60 percent, respectively.