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Mumbai, February 2016: Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Minister Anant Geete has said that Volkswagen vehicles overshot India’s emission norms by over nine times on the road, though they had conformed to regulations during factory tests.

The matter has been referred to the Road Transport Ministry for appropriate action.

The company had admitted that it had used certain devices to manipulate laboratory test results in India, in line with the practice it had adopted globally, the Minister noted.

Earlier, the German automobile major had asserted that that its Skoda and Audi brands do not violate Indian emission norms.

However, last December, Volkswagen Group India announced a voluntary recall of all cars with EA 189 engines in India. So far, it has been decided that 323,700 vehicles of Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen brands will be recalled, to install certain technical updates.


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