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S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ban domestic sales of eight models of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche diesel cars for violating emissions regulations, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The ministry said it will also slap fines on Audi Volkswagen Korea and Porsche Korea and seek a prosecution investigation. The ministry’s probe [...]

South Korean Lawyer Urges Government to Examine Allegations of Collusion Between German Carmakers

South Korean Lawyer Urges Government to Examine Allegations of Collusion Between German Carmakers

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — With European authorities set to look into allegations of collusion involving a number of German carmakers, one South Korean lawyer has urged the government to follow suit to protect South Korean consumers. Ha Jong-sun, from the firm Barun Law, told the press on Monday that he had submitted a [...]

South Korea Sends Back Audi Volkswagen Cars to Germany Following Revoked Certification

South Korea Sends Back Audi Volkswagen Cars to Germany Following Revoked Certification

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea sent back 2,500 vehicles manufactured by Audi and Volkswagen in line with the government’s sales ban following the German carmakers’ emissions scandal last year, industry sources said Monday.  According to the sources, the automobiles, including Tiguan and Golf models, have been held at a port in Pyeongtaek, [...]

Volkswagen Exec Visits Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, Apologizes

Volkswagen Exec Visits Seoul Prosecutors’ Office, Apologizes

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A senior executive of German carmaker Volkswagen visited Seoul prosecutions’ office on Wednesday and apologized to South Korean customers for the emissions scandal surrounding some of its vehicles.  Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, a member of Volkswagen AG’s Board of Management, visited the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office to discuss [...]