VW brand says sales growth has stabilized after October gain

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A Volkswagen logo is pictured at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

A Volkswagen logo is pictured at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Volkswagen said on Friday the overall positive sales trend at its core brand has stabilized after October deliveries rose 4.4 percent to 511,500 cars.

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Year-to-date sales of the Volkswagen (VW) brand were up 1 percent to 4.89 million passenger cars and sport-utility vehicles from 4.84 million a year earlier, the carmaker said.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan)