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VW India starts analysis of emission issue, releases statement

VW India emission issue evaluation

Necessary actions would be taken based on the findings of the ongoing evaluations.

Volkswagen India has released a statement, confirming that it’s representatives have met with officials from the Government of India – Ministry of Heavy Industries and ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and have updated them on the company’s evaluations on the on going emission issue. It is to be noted that the government has directed ARAI to to probe into the impact of the so called VW dieselgate on India.

Regarding the international evaluation of the emission issue that has been started, VW India said:

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.

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The EA189 series diesel engines power VW, Audi and Skoda cars (image of A3 is used for representative purpose only).

The company says that it will be presenting the results of its evaluations by the end of November 2015. The automaker’s representatives will be in regular touch with ARAI authorities to update them on the progress during this period. Further steps will depend on the findings of these evaluations.

If the VW Group cars with EA189 diesel engines (includes VW, Skoda and Audi models) in India found to be violating the local emission norms, there could be a massive recall involving a fix that is identical to the one proposed for Europe.

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