Volkswagen of America today reported sales of 28,779 vehicles in May, down 17.2 percent from the same month a year ago, as the company continues to deal with the fallout of the diesel scandal.
Sales of the Chattanooga-made Passat fell 12.8 percent to 7,129, according to the company.
The Tiguan produced the best May results on record for the vehicle with 4,394 vehicles delivered, a 42.7 percent increase over May 2015, the automaker reported.
"We continue to be impressed with the performance of the Tiguan in such a competitive segment," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America, in a statement.
For the year, VW sales are off 13 percent so far, the company reported.