In a broadly stronger market, Volkswagen of America saw roughly flat U.S. sales in September. That was viewed as an accomplishment following a Sept. 19 halt to diesel vehicle sales after the company admitted to cheating on emissions tests.
The VW brand sold 26,141 vehicles in the U.S. last month, an increase of just 145 vehicles, or 0.6 percent, from a year earlier.
"We would like to thank dealers and customers for the support of the Volkswagen brand," Mark McNabb, COO of VW of America, said in a statement. "Volkswagen will continue to work diligently to regain trust and confidence in our brand."
Before the stop-sale order, VW had sold 3,060 diesels in September, down 46 percent from a year earlier, a VW spokeswoman said. Diesels accounted for 12 percent of VW's total September volume.