Volkswagen has posted the biggest rise in its sales in two-and-a-half years, powered by demand for VW brand cars in China and robust sales in Europe. Hayley Platt reports.
An impressive sales increase for Germany's beleaguered Volkswagen. It beat expectations with a 7.1 percent rise in September - its largest monthly gain in two-and-a-half years - signaling a possible rebound following the diesel emissions scandal. A 20 percent jump in sales from China - VW's biggest market - helped drive sales. Demand in Europe - which accounts for 40 percent of its vehicles - wasn't bad either, up 6.3 percent. But the escalating costs from the emissions debacle are certain to hurt. The final bill in still unknown - so far VW has set aside 17.8 billion euros, although many analysts expect the final damage to be twice as much.