According to the latest survey by globeone the VW diesel deception has not severely affected the general image of German brands. In the USA and China the image of German brands has even improved during the last 12 months. Although the image of VW decreased especially in Germany, German car manufacturers in general are still leading in their industry.
Read more and download the full article here (German only): VW-Image leidet_Absatzwirtschaft
Find the detailed globeone survey here: Image deutscher Marken nach VW-Skandal