Volkswagen officials met the government and members of Automotive Research Association of India to report on the evaluations of what is being done in context to the VW vehicles sold in India that might be affected by ‘Dieselgate scandal’.
After the meeting, the company issued a press release saying all vehicles plying on Indian roads are safe and road worthy.
“Since there is a complex combination of several brands, various models, different engine variants and gearboxes as well as different model years that need to be analysed, establishing detailed facts is taking a longer time.
Volkswagen Group India will present its results from the evaluations by the end of November 2015. During this period, the company representatives will stay in regular touch with ARAI to keep the authorities updated on the analysis. The next steps will depend on the findings from these evaluations.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen Group India would like to assure that all vehicles in the customers’ hands remain technically safe and roadworthy”
The company is still in the process of evaluation and there might be a recall in India. A leading daily has suggested that as many as 100,000 vehicles might be recalled in India even though the emission norms are much more lenient when compared to those of Europe and USA. We
Volkswagen Group is under fire for tampering with some of its diesel models, allowing them to cheat EPA emissions tests. It affects 11 million of the company’s vehicles worldwide, and the county says at least 6,000 were sold in Houston.
The company admitted to using the software which helps get past the emissions test was fitted on 11 million vehicles globally. Since the scandal broke, VW’s share price has fallen by a third. The company faces fines of up to $18bn but also one of the biggest legal claims in history from customers and shareholders around the world. The company has admitted that 11m vehicles worldwide were fitted with defeat devices and is poised to recall them all. VW has said that 5m Volkswagen-branded cars are affected as well as 2.1m Audis, 1.2m Skodas, 700,000 Seats, and 1.8m light commercial vehicles.