Audi says US sales undiminished by diesel emissions scandal

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of Audi of America predicts the emissions-rigging scandal that has implicated some of its diesel models will not diminish sales in the United States.

Two months ago, news broke that hundreds of thousands of diesel cars made by the Volkswagen group — mostly VWs, but also some Audi models — had their emissions devices doctored to beat U.S. tailpipe tests.

Since then, according to company data, sales of Audis have been at record levels compared to the same months in years past.

Audi of America President Scott Keogh told reporters Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show that November and December also will beat past sales records for those months.

In 2014, Audi sold 36,000 cars in the U.S. in November and December.