In the wake of the emissions scandal that hit Volkswagen Group, the company reported today that U.S. sales of its namesake brand rose less than 1 percent in September.
But, the company's Audi unit reported U.S. sales rose 16.2 percent in September.
For the VW brand, September sales were 26,141 units, a 0.56 percent increase over a year ago, according to the company.
Sales of the Chattanooga-made Passat fell less than 1 percent to 7,228 in the month, the company reported.
The Golf family of vehicles delivered 5,251 units, up 50.6 percent over the previous September
Tiguan sales of 2,972 units showed a 77.5 percent increase, marking the best September on record.
VW brand sales results reflect a mid-month stop-sale for all 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI vehicles due to an investigation by EPA into emissions compliance.