Volkswagen has said on Monday that it is recalling 1,950 diesel vehicles in China to change engine software that it now has admitted cheats on emissions tests. Singapore has also suspended sales of the company’s diesel cars at this time.
Last month the German automaker admitted that 11 million of its vehicles worldwide had been fitted with cheating software to beat emission tests.
The recall in China now applies to about 1,946 Tiguan sport utility vehicles and four Passat B6 sedans. All of these were imported, the company released. The company also said it was developing technical solutions but had yet to submit them to Chinese authorities for approval at this time.
Volkswagen’s business in China, which is the largest auto market by number of vehicles sold, has suffered little impact from the emissions scandal due to the lack of popularity of diesel cars among Chinese drivers.
However foreign companies are closely watched by Chinese authorities, and state media publicize suggestions of misconduct is not good for business.
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