LONDON (AP) -- Volkswagen car sales in Britain dropped by 20 percent in November compared to the same time last year following the company's admission it had cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says there were 12,958 Volkswagen registrations last month in the U.K., compared to 16,196 in November 2014. Volkswagen admitted in September it had installed a device in computer software that allowed it to rig emission tests.
The SMMT said Friday that Volkswagen's decline contrasted with the overall industry's year-on-year increase in registrations of 3.8 percent.
Volkswagen has admitted that 482,000 two-liter and 85,000 six-cylinder diesel vehicles in the U.S. contained the cheating software.
In Europe, about 8.5 million cars have the cheating software, though there is no confirmation they cheated on tests.