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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 [...]

Imported Auto Market in S. Korea to Contract for 1st Time in 7 Yrs

Imported Auto Market in S. Korea to Contract for 1st Time in 7 Yrs

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Imported car sales in South Korea are expected to suffer an on-year fall this year for the first time in seven years, apparently affected by weaker demand for diesel cars and sales bans of popular models, industry sources said Thursday.  A total of 205,162 imported vehicles have been sold [...]

Local Audi Owners File Lawsuit over CO2 Emissions Cheating

Local Audi Owners File Lawsuit over CO2 Emissions Cheating

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Audi owners filed a lawsuit Thursday against Volkswagen Group, Audi Volkswagen Korea, and local dealerships, following the recent disclosure that certain Audi vehicles have the technology to distort CO2 emissions when they are tested.  According to sources, 19 Audi owners filed a damages suit with the Seoul Central [...]

S. Korea’s Import Vehicle Sales Continue to Drop on Volkswagen Woes in Sept.

S. Korea’s Import Vehicle Sales Continue to Drop on Volkswagen Woes in Sept.

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of imported cars in South Korea continued to drop sharply from a year earlier last month following the recent ban on sales of 80 Audi and Volkswagen car models here after an emissions scandal, industry data showed Friday.  In September, 16,778 new imported cars were registered, according to [...]

Seoul Prosecutors Summon Volkswagen Executive from German Headquarters

Seoul Prosecutors Summon Volkswagen Executive from German Headquarters

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A senior official at the headquarters of German carmaker Volkswagen appeared before Seoul prosecutors on Wednesday to undergo questioning over its emissions scandal.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office called in the executive in charge of the automaker’s certification process to gain insight during the probe into its South [...]

Volkswagen Victims to File Constitutional Complaint amid Ongoing Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen Victims to File Constitutional Complaint amid Ongoing Emissions Scandal

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Barun Law, a law firm representing Volkswagen owners in lawsuits against the automaker, is planning to file a constitutional complaint Tuesday against the Ministry of Environment for not issuing a replacement order for the vehicles affected by the scandal.  A constitutional complaint, or a constitutional petition, is part of [...]