FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group's global vehicle sales fell 34 percent to 609,400 last month as the automaker continued to suffer fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The crisis has triggered plant closures and demand declines across the industry as consumers were forced to remain at home under lockdown measures around the world.
May sales were down 57 percent in Western Europe, 51 percent in Central and Eastern Europe and 39 percent in North America. In South America, they fell 69 percent.
In China, the world's biggest automotive market and the original epicenter of the outbreak, sales bounced back 5.7 percent as the country was among the first markets to emerge from lockdown.