Diesel Volkswagen Orders Rise In Germany Despite Scandal

Posted: Oct 27 2015, 8:55pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Diesel Volkswagen Orders Rise in Germany Despite Scandal
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Germans reportedly order more Diesel cars from Volkswagen following the gigantic emission scandal.

Volkswagen caused the biggest car industry scandal. Cheating on emission tests has caused Volkswagen to lose a big chunk of company value and the title of biggest global car company. This scandal has according to German Manager Magazin, citing a dpa report, not stopped Germans from ordering Volkswagen Diesel cars.

Why would anybody order a Diesel from Volkswagen now? The value of affected Volkswagen Diesel car is in jeopardy. Manager Magazin also reports that the recall is extremely complicated. Volkswagen has to develop a staggering 10,000 different recall procedures for all affected 11 million cars. This is going to cost the company a fortune.

The complexity of the recall is caused by the number of affected engine variants, car brands (Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Audi), model year and local customization to meet insurance and government laws.

The new Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said that the recall will begin in January 2016. The recall is just one thing, add the pending lawsuits around the globe, some have cautioned that the company might not survive this scandal. So why would Germans buy new Volkswagen Diesel cars despite this situation? Consumers in other European countries like the UK do not show this behavior and are actually ordering less Volkswagen cars.

Are Germans declaring solidarity with Volkswagen? Or do they just not care? Does it come down to there being no such thing as bad publicity? Germans love their cars and apparently still Volkswagen.

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