Emission scandal affects SEAT: The investigation of the US Environmental Agency (EPA) also extends to the 700,000 cars produced by the VW subsidiary SEAT. How many jobs are at risk in Spain is not yet clear.
Despite the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the German carmaker says it sold a record number of vehicles last year. But VW's growth in Western Europe was more sluggish than in the rest of the world.
Volkswagen, and its in-depth sponsorship of German football, was rocked by the emissions scandal, a year ago. Now Europe's biggest carmaker will partner international football's world champions until the summer of 2024.
Employees of the German luxury car maker Porsche are now being eyed by investigators in the emissions scandal which is slowly engulfing the industry and has already led to criminal and civil charges in America.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
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