A major portion of the growing fleet of Volkswagen cars responsible for the gains VW made in North American sales in 2014 (before dieselgate) were the "clean diesel" models!! They actually overtook Toyota transiently there
They really blew it didn't they!
VW could have ridden the diesel wave out in North America, but not anymore. That's OVER. Period. I will bet that VW DOES continue to make diesel vehicles for other markets though. And the VW diesel big trucks may continue on as well. But not in North America!