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Volkswagen Group scandal splashed in luxury brands Audi and Porsche

German carmaker Volkswagen also install devices to circumvent pollution controls on the most powerful diesel engines Audi and Porsche models, said Monday the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


So far, research on this topic involving Volkswagen against two-liter diesel engine capacity in mid-range cars: VW Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Beetle, Audi A3, Golf and Passat, depending on the model, between 2009 and 2015.

But under this new ad, the devices were also installed in three liters of engine displacement of the Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg in diesel, the statement said.
These engines were installed in 2014-2016 models, said the same source.

"VW did not fulfill its obligations to comply with the laws that protect the quality of the air they breathe the Americans again," said Cynthia Giles, head cited by the EPA in the statement.
"We have evidence of flagrant violations" of the rules, the responsible added in a conference call. Research "will continue," he said.

The scandal of rigged Volkswagen engines came to light in September, when the company acknowledged engines installed on 11 million diesel vehicles a computer program to skew the results of contamination tests.

The new software to distort the data of pollutant emissions from diesel engines were discovered "thanks to tests," Giles said.

So far not formally called revision cars models involved, EPA reported.

"We must ensure that measures taken by the company to repair their cars are appropriate," he argued Janet McCabe, others responsible for the EPA.

The test made since the scandal broke so far have not incriminated other automakers, he said.
EPA indicated that the issue of penalties to which Volkswagen faces which could theoretically reach 18,000 million dollars alone will be addressed upon completion of research.

Previous revelations souped engines of the German company earned him the opening of lawsuits in several countries and caused a collapse of half of its market capitalization.

Volkswagen scandal, which sells 12 brands and was briefly global leader in the first half of 2015 before losing his place in front of Toyota, could also have consequences for the whole of the German economy and the prestige of the products from the country.

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