Volkswagen won't buy back cars sold in India
08 January 2016
German car maker Volkswagen said on Thursday that it will not buy back any car models in India as its models, including those sold under the Skoda and Audi brands, do not violate Indian emission norms.
A Volkswagen Group India official said that it will not buy back any cars in India since the cars of brands Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi are not violating the Bharat Stage IV emission norms.
According to reports, Volkswagen is planning to buy back around 115,000 cars in the US where it is facing a legal case for installing a "cheat device" or software to cheat the emission control norms in is diesel cars sold there.
The software was installed in diesel vehicles sold in the US between 2008 and 2015. Last December, Volkswagen Group India announced a voluntary recall of all cars with EA 189 engines in India.
"Volkswagen Group India will implement technical updates in accordance with the timelines presented to the authorities," it said in a statement issued on 3 December.
"The 2.0-litre engines will get a software update. In the 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre engines, a flow transformer will be fitted in front of the air mass sensor. In addition, a software update will also be performed on these engines. The measure for the 1.2-litre engines will be announced shortly," the company said.
According to Volkswagen Group India, the first solutions are expected to be implemented from the first quarter of 2016 and will be continued in a step-wise manner.