October 5, 2018 / 9:09 AM / 8 months ago

Volkswagen says best selling VW models now conform to WLTP rules

FILE PHOTO: A car with the Volkswagen VW logo badge is seen on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen on Friday said the best selling versions of all VW models conform to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) anti-pollution rules, easing a delivery bottleneck that has hurt sales.

Last month VW Group’s sales fell by half in Europe’s five biggest markets, according to analysts at Citi, after several top selling models failed to conform to new WLTP rules which took effect in September.

“Currently we have WLTP certification for volume sellers for all of our 14 models,” the German carmaker said in a statement.

“Further vehicle variants will gain their product release shortly,” VW said, adding that by year-end it would be able to offer close to all models to customers.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; editing by Jason Neely

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