VW to Stop Sale in Korea

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onJuly 27th, 2016


As the investigation continues with Volkswagen’s diesel scandal in the US, the company continues to face challenges around the world where their vehicles are sold. Most recently, Volkswagen has suspended sales of a number of their vehicle models in South Korea. The halt to sales will last for at least three months.

According to circulating news, South Korean government has been investigating the diesel scandal to determine the impact the diesel vehicles have on regulations. The South Korean government was likely moving forward with a decision to revoke a number of certifications from Volkswagen which will limit the vehicle models which are currently allowed to be sold in the country. Volkswagen choose to stop sales before the local government could make the decision for them, and therefore Volkswagen’s Golf, Jetta, and Tiguan will be part of the halt sale plan.

A spokesperson for Volkswagen Korea stated that “This decision doesn’t mean that Volkswagen is pulling out of Korea, which is a very important market to us. We’ll reapply for certification of our cars if the government revokes it. The process may take several months.”

Like / Share This Post

Tags: , ,