EPA has announced an extension of their investigation regarding VAG's problematic turbodiesel engines.
The Environmental Protection Agency discovered a short while ago around 482,000 cars sold in United States with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine equipped with a "defeat device" for cheating during emissions tests. The cars in question are the 2009-2015 VW Beetle, Golf Jetta, Audi A3 and the 2014-2015 Volkswagen Passat. Now, the investigation is being extended to include the larger 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 available on the US-spec Volkswagen Touareg, various Audi models and the Porsche Cayenne. The announcement was made by EPA officials speaking to David Shepardson from the Detroit News.
We remind you that yesterday Volkswagen admitted there are about 11 million 2.0 TDI-powered cars in the world from various VAG-owned marques with the defeat device and all of them will be recalled to receive the "fix." For this procedure and the upcoming fines, the Volkswagen Group has allocated the record sum of €6.5 billion.