The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal is spreading fast to the company’s other famous brands, including Porsche and Audi, and across the Atlantic to the U.S.
The scandal reached down into the company’s engineering corps as the CEO of Volkswagen’s US business, the research and development chief from Audi and the engine chief from Porsche, which are part of the Volkswagen Group, are said to be following Volkswagen’s CEO out the door of the company, according to multiple reports Thursday
The impending departures are a sign that the Volkswagen scandal is ready to grow to much larger proportions. Read more…
The reverberation of the Volkswagen tailpipe emissions scandal is still being felt across the industry, pulling other brands under the harsh light of scrutiny.
According to a report out from Germany’s Auto Bild, the Nitrous Oxide (NOx) tailpipe emissions of BMW’s X3 diesel compact crossover exceed European regulations. In fact, the car’s respiratory-harming NOx emissions exceeded future Euro 6 emissions levels — set to go into effect in 2017 — by as much as 11 times.