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Volkswagen AG’s sales in Japan skidded 9.1 percent from a year earlier to 5,989 vehicles in September, sources familiar with the imported vehicle industry said Monday. The shortfall reflected fallout from VW’s emissions manipulation scandal.

By brand, VW came second by a wide margin to Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicle division, which sold 8,032 vehicles. It increased the likelihood that VW will yield to Mercedes-Benz the lead it has held for the past 15 years.

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