DETROIT (Reuters) -- Sales from German carmakers including Volkswagen Group, Daimler and BMW Group in the U.S. may hold steady this year, the VDA auto industry association said.
U.S. deliveries of German manufacturers may come in at about 1.4 million cars in 2016, on par with last year, and are poised to grow over the medium term, VDA President Matthias Wissmann said Monday at a news conference at the Detroit auto show.
The image of German carmakers has been dealt a blow by the admission from Volkswagen Group in September that it had used manipulated software to cheat in U.S. diesel emissions tests.
"It is not yet possible to see the full consequences of the events surrounding diesel cars," Wissmann said.
Overall sales of U.S. passenger cars and light trucks may increase 1 percent this year to 17.5 million from 17.4 million in 2015, Wissmann said.