VW gave discounts by 56% on its vehicles to boost sales for October in the US.
Volkswagen has decided to stop sales of its diesel vehicles in the US and Canada. The decision came after regulators accused VW of even cheating emissions on its 3.0-liter engines.
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The sales of the VW vehicles with 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines have been halted. Vehicles such as the 2013 Audi Q7, the 2014-2015 Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Q7 all contain the said engine. An Audi spokesperson stated they are determining how many of their vehicles are effected by the new development.
The 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touareg also contains the 3.0-liter diesel engine. Furthermore even Porsche has been dragged in to the cheating scandal. Since the Porsche Cayenne SUV also contains the 3.0-liter diesel engine. The production and sales of the 2014-2016 diesels Cayenne SUV has also ceased.
On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed data from new testing of the VW’s V6 diesel engines. According to the result by EPA the vehicles with the V6 diesel engine also had software that allowed them to rig emissions tests. Previously the four-cylinder engines were found to contain the defect devices. VW is in talks with EPA to deal with the new issue.
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Autodata has also revealed VW also had to give discounts on its vehicles to boost sales in October. Sales by 56% were given in the US on VW vehicles. The discount is about $1,000 higher than the industry average. Only through the sales was VW able to gain the surprise 5.8 percent U.S. sales gain in October.