Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
June 25, Monday 2018 11:13 AM       

       HEADLINES: B Sujatha Devi Passes Away                                              Fish preserved in formalin seized                                              Son brutally beats mother                                              Bid to sabotage probe against ADGP’s daughter                                              V K Rajagopal’s Sabarimala appointment cancelled                                              Violence cannot solve any problem: Modi                                              Major held for colleague's wife's murder                                              PDP never 'wavered' on agenda of alliance, says Mehbooba                                              UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout                                              Musharraf says he has not quit politics                                              Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP                                              Kohli & Co. depart for Ireland, England tour                                              FIFA WC: Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium stun Tunisia 5-2                                              FIFA WC: Vela, Hernandez help Mexico win against S Korea 2-1                                              Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics Grand Prix                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       AUTOMOBILE Next Article: Volvo Cars profit triples in first half  
       S Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models
 
         Posted on :17:36:33 Aug 3, 2016
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:36:33 Aug 3, 2016
         Tags: S Korea, Volkswagen models
 
SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday banned the sale of 80 Volkswagen AG models and handed down a USD 16 million fine in its latest response to the German carmaker's emission-cheating scandal.
 
The environment ministry said most of the models had been showcased for sale until recently, and added that the problem vehicles had fabricated documents for emissions and noise-level tests.
 
The ministry said it was revoking the certification for 80 models, or a total of around 83,000 vehicles.
 
"Fabricating documents is a clear violation that undermines the entire certification process," Hong Dong-Gon, a ministry official in charge of auto environmental standards told a press briefing.
 
The ministry also handed down a fine of 17.8 billion won (USD 16 million).
In a pre-emptive move last week, Volkswagen had already suspended the sales of cars whose certification had been challenged by the authorities.
 
Issuing a recall order for just three models, Hong explained that the others had fabricated documents but "no defect parts" -- so were "not subject to a recall."
He added however that the German carmaker would face a much stricter screening process once it applies for re-certification for its banned vehicles.
 
"Rather than just going through the papers, we will conduct a thorough review which will include on-site inspections and visiting the German headquarters if necessary," Hong said.
 
He added the certification process could take much longer than the average period of three months.
 
A spokeswoman for Volkswagen Korea said they "regretted" the strict administrative measures.
 
"But since South Korea remains a very important market to us, we will try to move fast on the re-certification process," she said.
 
Last month, South Korean prosecutors arrested an executive of Volkswagen's South Korean unit as part of their investigations.
 
In November last year, Seoul ordered Volkswagen Korea to recall more than 125,000 diesel-powered cars sold in South Korea and fined the firm 14.1 billion won (USD 12.3 million).
 
Combining that and the latest suspension, the environment ministry said it had cancelled the certification of 68 per cent of Volkswagen vehicles sold in South Korea since it entered the market in 2007.
 
Sales of Volkswagen in South Korea plunged 33 per cent to 12,463 vehicles in the first half of this year from a year earlier.
 
The German carmaker sold around 69,000 cars here in 2015.
Foreign carmakers, especially German brands like Volkswagen, have steadily expanded their presence in the South's auto market long dominated by the local giant Hyundai and its affiliate Kia.
 
A A
       AUTOMOBILE
Next Article: Volvo Cars profit triples in first half
 
 
AUTOMOBILE HEADLINES
Hyundai crosses 8 mn cumulative production milestone in India  
India could have 10 million CNG vehicles on roads by 2025: Report  
Apple signs deal with Volkswagen for driverless cars  
Toyota Yaris launched at a starting price of Rs. 8.75 lakhs  
Honda drives in new Amaze; to launch six new models in three years  
Tesla sets up Shanghai firm as it expands China presence  
Volkswagen to recall 410K cars over faulty seat belts  
Terra Motors raises 10 million dollar fund to expand in Asian market  
CarToq emerges as the largest, most-engaged automobile platform in India  
Favourable taxation structure pre-requisite to launch EVs in India: Mercedes  
Toyota to build test track for self-driving cars  
Skoda eyes up to 10% growth in 2018  
China considering cutting duty on imported cars by about half  
Triumph Motorcycles India eyes 10% growth  
Dream job: Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle  
BMW expects 50% of sales in India to come from X series SUVs  
First years’ service for smallest Rolls-Royce  
Volvo Cars plans to assemble two more models in India this year  
Toyota plans to hike vehicle prices next month  
China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers  
VW's new CEO asserts authority as sets out on road to reform  
Paris Motor Show 2018 to be trendsetter in showcasing futuristic technologies in automobile space  
Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar partner to offer self-drive EVs on rent  
Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023  
HMSI recalls 56,194 units of Aviator, Activa 125, Grazia  
 
Should Yoga be made compulsory in all schools?
Yes
 
No
 
No opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy