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Volkswagen Korea Takes Direct Hit from the Volkswagen Scandal
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Volkswagen Korea Takes Direct Hit from the Volkswagen Scandal
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • November 3, 2015, 01:30
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The Volkswagen logo on a TDI diesel engine of one of its cars.
The Volkswagen logo on a TDI diesel engine of one of its cars.

 

It has been found that Volkswagen’s sales volume in Korea decreased by approximately 75% month on month in October. Some of its dealers and dealerships in Korea are looking to leave in the middle of the ongoing Volkswagen scandal, too.

According to industry sources, Volkswagen Korea’s monthly sales volume for October is estimated at less than 1,000 cars whereas the number had reached 2,901 in the preceding month. The company’s scandal relating to its diesel vehicles and their exhaust gas emissions was triggered on September 18 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States. Although its sales showed no significant fall in September, the repercussions seem to be becoming noticeable from the following month.

In the meantime, Volkswagen owners’ class action suits are following one after another at the same time. A total of 695 of them filed four lawsuits against the automaker until October 20 and the numbers are continuing to rise. Volkswagen Korea sent them a written apology and a recall notice but these appear to be of little help as of now.