Volkswagen has suspended sales in United States for their cars that run on 2.0 liter diesel engine. The suspension had to be made after EPA issued possible of software manipulation to trick the emission test. Since Volkswagen claim they are producing clean diesel power engine, it cause massive doubts among consumers and legislation not just in the United States but also in Europe. Since Volkswagen used the same engine for Audi, it cause Audi also face the same problem too.
“The Board of Management at Volkswagen AG takes these findings very seriously. I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public. We will cooperate fully with the responsible agencies, with transparency and urgency, to clearly, openly, and completely establish all of the facts of this case. Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation of this matter,”- Martin Winterkorn
Volkswagen shares and other car manufacturers who producing diesel engine like BMW and Daimler drops on day one of trading. EPA may request Volkswagen to recall back all vehicles powered by 2.0 liter diesel engine which sold from 2009 to 2015. Internal investigation is being conducted regarding this issue and Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn had made a public statement and apologized because they have break customer’s trust.