The German carmaker has temporarily holds back sales of the Volkswagen Vento 1.5 TDI manual version with immediate effect.
Volkswagen India said that the Vento emissions issue isn't connected to the global NOx emissions problems.
Volkswagen India has announced a voluntarily recall of 3877 Vento cars powered by the 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine. All these cars come with manual transmission. The company has said that the batch of cars in question require inconsistent Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions check that were detected during ARAI’s Conformity of Production (COP) tests. The carmarker has also put a temporary sales hold on the Volkswagen Vento 1.5 TDI manual version with immediate effect.
In an official statement, Volkswagen clarifies that the Vento emissions issue doesn’t have any connection to the global NOx emissions problems. The company’s entire product lineup is technically safe and roadworthy. The Vento 1.5TDI with automatic transmission and Polo diesel models comply with the existing emission norms, and will continue to be produced and sold in the country.
The German carmaker is analysing the Vento’s emission issue, and will propose technical measures to ARAI to solve this inconsistency as soon as possible. Once measures are approved and confirmed by the respective authorities, Volkswagen India will implement it and restart the production and sales of the sedan. The same treatment will also be given to the cars that are being recalled.