South Korea says Volkswagen to recall 120,000 cars

South Korean Environment Ministry announces Volkswagen plans to recall 120,000 diesel cars sold in South Korea connected with damaging pollution cheating scandal

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

This photo taken on Sept. 29, 2015 shows the power plant of the Volkswagen factory and the Science Center, right, in the city Wolfsburg, Germany

Volkswagen has informed the South Korean government that it could recall nearly 120,000 cars as part of its global reaction to the emissions cheating scandal, Reuters has reported.

They will be evaluated until a November investigation of emissions tests concerning a number of Volkswagen models sold in South Korea involving the Golf, Audi A3, Jetta and Beetle, the Environment Ministry announced, adding that following lab tests road tests will be started on Sunday

The ministry has decided to continue testing other diesel models until the beginning of December after analysing the emissions of seven Volkswagen and Audi diesel models.

Volkswagen has accepted that approximately 11 million diesel cars around the world are affected by the emissions cheating scandal and will give details to the watchdog in October.

Volkswagen's central office in Wolfsburg in northern Germany has decided on an immediate freeze on spending and hiring out of concern that its finances are damaged by the scandal.

TRTWorld and agencies