Volkswagen Forced To Recall Over 300,000 Diesel Cars In India

Volkswagen AG is set to recall over 300,000 vehicles across India as part of its ongoing diesel emissions scandal, according to a Bloomberg report.

Local authorities have discovered that around 323,700 cars from the Volkswagen Group have been installed with the diesel emissions cheating software used by over 11 million VW cars worldwide.

This discovery came after the Automotive Research Association of India found similar emissions discrepancies as the ones originally reported by the EPA in the United States back in mid-September.

Beyond the Volkswagen-branded vehicles impacted by the software, models Audi and Skoda installed with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel in question are affected. The automotive conglomerate has yet to announce when it will begin recalling vehicles across the country.

Alongside these issues in India as well as the aforementioned 11 million cars being recalled worldwide by Volkswagen, it is facing the prospect of recalling an additional 85,000 VW, Audi and Porsche models in the United States with a potentially cheating 3.0-litre diesel as well as a further 800,000 cars in Europe with irregular carbon dioxide ratings.