German carmaker Audi says operating profit fell by 6 percent in 2015, attributed in part to the diesel emissions scandal that is still engulfing parent company Volkswagen. Together with luxury marque Porsche, Audi is one of VW's main money makers.
A former top manager for Audi has reportedly been detained as part of an investigation into the emissions cheating scandal at parent company Volkswagen. Prosecutors say they are widening their probe.
Greenpeace "pirates" have boarded a ship arriving in Britain in an effort to stop it unloading a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen diesel cars. They also sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in the UK.
In the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen has replaced half of the supervisory board at its Audi subsidiary, with CEO Rupert Stadler remaining firmly at the helm of the premium carmaker.
Volkswagen's mass recall of polluting diesel cars in the United States is proving more difficult and costlier than expected, forcing the beleaguered German carmaker to set aside billions more in the third quarter.
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