Audi says 2.1 million cars affected by diesel emissions scandal

The Audi Q5 SUV is among vehicles fitted with software that can cheat diesel emissions testing, Audi says.

BERLIN (Reuters) — Audi says 2.1 million of its vehicles worldwide are fitted with the software that allowed parent Volkswagen Group to cheat U.S. emission tests.

About 1.42 million Audi vehicles with Euro 5 diesel engines are affected in Western Europe, with 577,000 in Germany and almost 13,000 in the U.S., a spokesman for Audi said today.

Affected model lines include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5, the spokesman said.

VW said last week around 11 million cars of its group brands worldwide with Type EA 189 engines are affected by the diesel emissions scandal.

About 5 million of these are VW brand cars, VW said in a statement on Friday. The cars include sixth-generation VW Golfs, seventh-generation Passats and first-generation Tiguans that are equipped with type EA 189 diesel engines.


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