Scandals linked to low emissions figures continue to persist at the Volkswagen Group in 2015 when a diesel grid exploded. This time, claims to the German manufacturer include the Japanese government, which accused the premium Audi brand in falsifying emissions and fuel consumption figures, media reported in the Asian state.
The strangest thing about this is that Audi could safely avoid what’s going on, but the company’s leadership has ignored all the warnings of upcoming problems. In this case, the Japanese authorities have requested from all manufacturers selling models in the country at the beginning of the year data on the content of harmful substances in the exhaust gases and on the real fuel consumption of their vehicles.
For unknown reasons, Audi has treated quite casually the request of the Japanese Ministry of Transport and has provided him with a lot of outdated information. Inspection of the agency has found that in 37 models of the German producer there is a difference in the indicators, with an average of 5.3%.
There is currently no indication of what measures the Japanese authorities will take against the German company, but it is very likely that it will be fined, and seriously. Moreover, Audi’s reputation worldwide has been seriously damaged, as the former head of the brand, Rupert Stadler, was arrested in July, accused of fraud and forgery.