Audi, Skoda and Seat join VW in pollution diddling scandal
Volkswagen's pollution scandal is running deep, with Audi and Skoda both confessing that they fiddled emissions tests too. Seat are involved as well, so it looks like there might be a number of people nervously tugging at their collars, awaiting to get caught.
In addition to the millions of VW cars that are affected by the dodgy software, Audi say that 2.1 million of their vehicles are involved in this, with the A3 TDI Sportback being the main culprit.
Skoda meanwhile, think that 1.2 million of its cars are using the ropey emissions control, but haven't said which models yet. Senior staff at Audi, Porsche, and other VW brands have been suspended while investigations continue about the software which deliberately reduced engine emissions when it detected it was under test conditions.
After tests, the engines in question would go back to normal, putting out 40 times the legal limit of pollutants.
The Volkswagen Group own a number of brands, such as the aforementioned Audi, Seat, and Skoda, but there'll be extra scrutiny with other vehicles from Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Porsche, to see what crap they've been pumping out on the sly.
Unsurprisingly, Volkswagen's stock price is taking a hammering, dropping 8%, which is the lowest it has been in half a decade. As this rumbles on, it'll only get worse... and then the legal action will come to get them too.