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2015-10-01 20:32

VW EMISSIONS SAGA: Sales of diesel-powered Volkswagen cars have stalled in the UK as the automaker's emissions scandal continues. Image: AP / Brennan Linsley

London - Volkswagen has suspended the sale of around 4000 vehicles in Britain due to software at the centre of an emissions scandal, the automaker's British unit said on Thursday.

The suspension applied to vehicles held in stock which could feature the software and affected around 3 of the stock in Britain, a spokesman said.

Probe into VW

Volkswagen said Thursday that an independent probe it has commissioned into the global pollution-cheating scam is likely to take "several months", reports AFP.

VW, which has admitted to fitting sophisticated software in its diesel engines to skew emission testing, has commissioned US legal firm Jones Day to conduct an independent investigation into the affair that has rocked the entire automobile sector.

Key members of the automaker's supervisory "are of the opinion that the investigations will take several months before they can be completed," the company said in a statement.

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