Car industry fears more scandals in the new year
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.”