Porsche has announced a voluntary stop sale of its Cayenne Diesel SUVs.
The announcement comes a day after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a statement confirming that Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines were also equipped with a defeat device that allowed them to cheat on EPA diesel emissions tests. As a result, Porsche has voluntarily discontinued sales of model year 2014 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel vehicles until further notice.
The company added that it is “working intensively to resolve this matter as soon as possible,” and noted current customers can continue driving and operating their vehicles normally.
It’s the latest consequence stemming from Volkswagen’s September admittance that it cheated on EPA diesel emissions tests. At first, only the 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine was affected, but now EPA and other agencies are examining various diesel engines and have discovered that more vehicles and engines could be cheating.
Volkswagen also announced today that it has discovered “inconsistencies” with CO2 levels on approximately 800,000 other vehicles worldwide, potentially expanding the total number of vehicles that are currently emitting significantly higher levels of carbon dioxide than intended.
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