--
 
Renault's new Kadjar: Dare to live

Explore uncharted territory with the New Renault Kadjar. #DareToLive

Good debt vs bad debt: Get clued up!

A large percentage of South Africa is currently in debt and what is not always fully understood is that debt is not just debt.

Emissions scandal: Mexico slaps VW with $8.9-million fine

2016-02-16 07:52

ANOTHER FINE: Mexico has fined VW $8.9 million following a December inspection at the automaker's Mexico office in the central state of Puebla. Image: AFP

Puebla, Mexico - Mexican authorities imposed an $8.9-million fine on German automaker Volkswagen on Monday (February 15 2016) for selling more than 45 000 cars without certificates for emissions and noise compliance.

The cars were all 2016 models and included the brands VW, Audi, SEAT, Porsche and Bentley, according to the prosecutor's office for environmental protection.

Inspection result

The fine followed a December inspection at Volkswagen's Mexico office in the central state of Puebla. The plant produces cars for Mexico and export markets.

In addition to the fine, the prosecutor's office said the environment ministry is still investigating whether VW cars sold in Mexico were fitted with devices to cheat emissions tests.

The company has admitted to fitting 11 million diesel engines worldwide with such devices.


NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Inside Wheels24

How VW's Amarok helps abused victims in SA

Volkswagen's social test drive programme sees the automaker delivering much needed supplies and equipment to disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.