South Korea suspended the sale of 80 models of VolkswagenAugust 2, 2016
The government of South Korea has suspended the sale of 80 models Volkswagen and fined automaker by 16 million dollars for fabricated documents for emissions and noise-level tests.
According to the South Korean government’s, over the last decade German automaker sold more than 83 thousand сars Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley, providing false information about the model.
Volkswagen representatives said they believe such measures are excessive, as during this period the automaker revised documents on diesel cars.
In a letter to customers, published on South Korean Volkswagen homepage, the company notes that it would consider a legal challenge.
In June, the German company offices in Seoul were searched, a senior representative was arrested. Volkswagen voluntarily halted sales of most of its models in South Korea from July 25
The scandal erupted around Volkswagen in September 2015, after the US Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA) found that the company installed a cheating software in diesel carsthat the checks understate the rates of emission of harmful substances.
US government ordered Volkswagen to recall nearly half a million cars produced for the US market from 2009 to 2015.
The company has launched an internal inquiry and has begun recalling millions of cars worldwide. According to the company, falsification of test results has affected 11 million cars with diesel engines worldwide.