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2016-06-10 15:11

FALSE REPORTS: Volkswagen's South Korean unit allegedly manipulated reports in order to import VW Group models such as the Golf 7 and Audi RS7. Image: AP / Michael Sohn

South Korea - Early in May 2016, Wheels24 reported that Volkswagen's offices in South Korea were raided on suspicion of falsified documents on fuel efficiency tests.

In June, Volkswagen AG’s South Korean arm has reportedly manipulated emissions and noise-level tests in order to secure approval to import vehicles to the country, reports Bloomberg.com.

Emissions scandal: S. Korea sues VW over recall plan

Bloomberg reports that an unnamed official within the Seoul prosecutors’ office claims VW South Korea manipulated 37 reports pertaining to the tests and misled South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research. Some of the models affected includes the Volkswagen Golf and Audi RS7.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office is set to begin questioning VW officials in June.

READ: Emissions scandal - S. Korea sues VW over recall plan

Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to cheating on diesel emissions tests, affecting 11 million vehicles worldwide.

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