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Romy Bhardwaj, a salesman from Huntington Beach, Calif., takes photos with his phone after finishing a tour of the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant. Staff Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

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.

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