Volkswagen Turkey distributor says to temporarily halt sale of two diesel models
ISTANBUL - Reuters
AP photoVolkswagen’s Turkey distributor Doğuş Otomotiv said on Oct. 20 that it was temporarily halting the sale of two diesel models after the German car maker admitted to regulators that its diesel cars were rigged to cheat emissions tests.
Doğuş Otomotiv said in a statement that the company made the decision related to cars with the EA189 EU5 1.6 engine type, and was the result of talks held with VW officials. No restrictions were in place regarding other VW models, it added.
The first cases against Volkswagen in Turkey regarding an emissions-cheating scandal have been filed, although more complaints are expected to be filed in the coming weeks.
Volkswagen, the world’s biggest carmaker by sales, has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing.