Car in­dus­try fears more scan­dals in the new year

Nuneaton Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE diesel emis­sions scan­dal has dom­i­nated the mo­tor in­dus­try in re­cent months and mo­tor­ing ex­perts be­lieve the neg­a­tive head­lines to con­tinue through­out next year.

Volk­swa­gen ad­mit­ted in Septem­ber that it had fit­ted soft­ware de­signed to cheat emis­sions tests for ni­tro­gen ox­ides in 11 mil­lion diesel ve­hi­cles world­wide, in­clud­ing al­most 1.2 mil­lion in the UK.

No other man­u­fac­tur­ers have come for­ward with a sim­i­lar con­fes­sion, but Auto Ex­press ed­i­torin-chief Steve Fowler be­lieves there could be more rev­e­la­tions in 2016.

“The eyes are on the in­dus­try and there are all sorts of ru­mours fly­ing around about other forms of de­feat de­vices that are in use,” he said.

“If any­body has any­thing to hide they’ll want to get it out quickly and be done with it rather than let it drag on.”

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