VW SCANDAL: Thousands of vehicle sales are halted in UK

VW SCANDAL: Thousands of vehicle sales are halted in UK

VOLKSWAGEN today announced that sales of 4,000 of its vehicles in the UK were being halted because they could have diesel emissions-cheating software.

It said that the vehicles – ranging from across the group and constituting three per cent of its UK stock – would be made available for sale again once a solution had been found.

This follows yesterday’s news that some 1.2 million VW vehicles had been caught up in the scandal that saw emissions tests in the USA being rigged. VW has said 11 million of its vehicles worldwide have the ‘defeat device’ installed.

New vehicles, which have the most up-to-date and cleanest technology in their engines, will still be sold.

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