As per news reports, Volkswagen and Audi officials have now admitted to emissions cheating software being installed on more engines and cars from these brands.
The diesel emission controversy engulfing the Volkswagen Group has now grown bigger with more than 75, 000 cars added to the huge list of vehicles affected by the scandal. The US environmental protection agency has charged the Group of using emissions cheating devices in close to 10, 000 cars with the 3.0 litre diesel V6 TDI engine. This spans cars like the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, Audi A6, A8, A5, A7, Q5 and even the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. Company officials have now admitted to the EPA that there are more cars containing these defeat devices.
Volkswagen had earlier denied the existence of more vehicles that flout emission standards in the US and across the globe. The four cylinder diesel turbo engines were at the height of the controversy till now. These new admissions will affect engines dating back to 2009 and even those in 2016, thereby scaling up the number to a whopping 75, 000 more vehicles. The company has stated its intention to cut down on new initiatives and projects and this will impact the new updates to the Volkswagen Phaeton and the construction of a new design centre in Wolfsburg. The company will also cut back on modernizing its plant in Mexico as a result of the controversy and huge associated expenses.