Cars are being sold at a loss, and people are buying them to drive home for Christmas or just to get home, according to a new investigation by Reuters.
The scandal has put pressure on the rental car market, which is expected to hit a new record for the first time in more than a decade.
Reuters analyzed the rental market and the government’s response to the scandal, with the focus on the scandal surrounding the country’s rental car system, known as RDR.
Rental car sales rose from a low of more than 8 million vehicles in 2016 to a peak of more then 10.4 million in 2017, according a Reuters analysis of data from the Association of Car Rental Agencies.
The numbers were higher than the total for all cars sold in the entire United States in 2016.
In 2018, RDR sales totaled about 6.2 million vehicles, up 2.8 percent from the previous year.
Sales of new and used cars rose by 7.4 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively, from 2016 to 2018.
Sales for new and hybrid cars also rose by 5.1 percent and 2.6 percent, while sales of plug-in hybrids grew by 8.5 percent and 8.3.
Sales of new car buyers were the highest among all demographics in the first half of 2018, with a median age of 27.4 years old.
RDR buyers were also the fastest-growing age group in the U.S., at 18.6 years old, up from 16.7 in 2016, according the AP analysis.
The AP also found that more than 40 percent of new rental car buyers lived in the District, while only 10 percent of all new car purchases were made in the suburbs.
The District has more than 2 million people, or 9.5% of the nation’s population, according U.N. data.RDR sales are also on the rise in other U.A.E. countries, such as Italy, Spain, France, and Brazil.
The AP analysis also found some U.K. car rental companies have been operating at a profit.
In the U-K, sales increased 7.6% in 2018 from the prior year.
The number of RDR cars sold grew by nearly 5% from the year before.