Switzerland Bans Volkswagen Diesel Cars |

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Published on September 27th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Switzerland Bans Volkswagen Diesel Cars

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The movement has started. Switzerland has just issued statement that all diesel powered Volkswagens will not be allowed to be sold in the country. The move by the Swiss Federal Roads office affects 180,000 units of Euro 5 VW cars yet to be sold or registered. The VW cars affected are the 1.2-litre TDI, 1.6-litre TDI and 2.0-litre TDI engines cars and they are all the car being banned and refused for sale as of immediately.

The sales ban is not restricted to just Volkswagen vehicles: Audi, SEAT and Skoda cars are also hit by the official sales halt.

Euro 6 emissions-compliant cars are unaffected and will be allowed to be sold; the Euro 6 standard was made mandatory for all cars sold in the European Union.

Statement from Volkwagen. Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand stressed: “We are working at full speed on a technical solution that we will present to partners, to our customers and to the public as swiftly as possible. Our aim is to inform our customers as quickly as possible, so that their vehicles comply fully with regulations. I assure you that Volkswagen will do everything humanly possible to win back the trust of our customers, the dealerships and the public.”

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will inform all markets worldwide how many of vehicles are affected locally. We are working intensively on remedial measures in close coordination with the certification authorities. The vehicles are and remain technically safe and roadworthy.

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