Volkswagen Announced It Will Stop Sales of Diesel Cars with Similar Motors as Involved in Recall

Volkswagen Announced It Will Stop Sales of Diesel Cars with Similar Motors

On Sunday, Volkswagen said that it will stop the sales of cars that are equipped with the similar kind of diesel motors in the US, which led the federal regulators to charge the German company of unlawfully establishing software in the vehicles in order to dodge standards for dropping smog when tested.

A Volkswagen spokesman, John Schilling, said that VW will cease selling the 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen and Audi models that are geared with 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines that were marketed by the company as "clean diesel." According to the spokes person, the company will also stop selling the used cars which have been equipped with these engines.

However, he was unable to specify the number of vehicles that would be stuck with the lots already with the dealers due to the decision. In early September the car maker had said that twenty three percent of all the new cars or 7,400 vehicles which the company sold in August were with diesel engines. Chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, apologized for the issue which prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to give such an order to Volkswagen that includes the recall almost half a million of  vehicles. The news of the halt in sales came in on the very same day.

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