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S. Korea to Slap Record 77.6 bln-won Fine on Mercedes Benz for Manipulating Emissions

S. Korea to Slap Record 77.6 bln-won Fine on Mercedes Benz for Manipulating Emissions

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Wednesday that it will slap a 77.6 billion-won (US$63.4 million) fine on Mercedes-Benz Korea for fabricating emissions data of its diesel cars sold between 2012 and 2018. The South Korean unit of the German carmaker was found to have submitted falsified emissions reports for [...]

Customers Sue Nissan Korea over False Emissions Reporting

Customers Sue Nissan Korea over False Emissions Reporting

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean consumers are taking legal action against Nissan after the Ministry of Environment said Monday that the Japanese carmaker was found to have faked the emissions results for its Qashqai SUV.  Nissan has sold more than 800 units of the compact crossover in Korea since last November. This is the [...]

SEOUL to Probe over Volkswagen’s ‘Cheating on Emissions’ Cases

SEOUL to Probe over Volkswagen’s ‘Cheating on Emissions’ Cases

SEOUL/SEJONG, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) –  South Korea will start its retest on Volkswagen’s diesel cars sold in the country to confirm emissions levels starting next month, ministry officials said Thursday, after the German carmaker admitted to cheating in the United States. Official tests will begin on Oct. 1 on four of five affected Volkswagen [...]