Sales of the segment leader, the Jetta TDI, checked in at 4,800 in August, bringing the diesel sedan's year-to-date total to 36,925. The oil-burning Golf didn't fare nearly as well, but its sales of 914 units in August landed the diesel hatchback safely in second place. In third, with 598 sales, was the diesel-fueled BMW X5 xDrive35d.
Looking for more details? Head over to Hybrid Cars for a model-by-model breakdown of diesel vehicle sales for August 2011.