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S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

SEJONG, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government said Thursday it has approved German carmaker Volkswagen’s recall measures for its sports utility vehicles that were found to have been sold in the country using fake emissions-related documentation.  The Ministry of Environment said the recall plan for 27,000 Tiguans submitted by the auto giant [...]

Volkswagen’s Korea Unit Executives Indicted in Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen’s Korea Unit Executives Indicted in Emissions Scandal

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul prosecutors on Wednesday indicted former and incumbent chief executives of Volkswagen’s Korea operations on charges of fabricating official documents, wrapping up a year-long investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions cheating scandal.  Johannes Thammer, who has led Audi Volkswagen Korea (AVK) since late 2012, was charged with violating the [...]

Popularity of Diesel Cars Wanes

Popularity of Diesel Cars Wanes

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Diesel cars that were once fancied by consumers for their higher fuel efficiency are losing ground in Korea, mainly from the global emissions scandal in addition to the government imposing stricter diesel car regulations, labeling them as one of the main sources of fine dust.  According to the Ministry [...]

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 [...]

Renault Samsung Benefits from the Misfortune of Volkswagen

Renault Samsung Benefits from the Misfortune of Volkswagen

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With lingering effects from Volkswagen emissions scandal still on the Korean automotive market, other automakers have gradually reaped benefits. But most recently, Renault Samsung Motors is enjoying the brisk sales of its latest SM6 models. The Korean subsidiary of Groupe Renault said Sunday that August sales of its latest mid-sized [...]

Volkswagen Korea Executive to Be Summoned This Week

Volkswagen Korea Executive to Be Summoned This Week

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – State prosecutors said Tuesday the managing director of Volkswagen Korea will be summoned later this week to be questioned over allegations the German automaker fabricated emissions results here.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said it will summon Volkswagen Korea Managing Director Thomas Kuehl on Thursday to gain reference [...]