Turkey to halt sales of two Volkswagen models

Turkish industry minister announces Caddy and Jetta models of Volkswagen to be stopped for indefinite period

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish Industry Minister Fikri Isik is seen giving a speech.

Turkish Industry Minister Fikri Isik said in a TV interview that sales of two types of Volkswagen diesel car are to be banned in Turkey starting frp, Oct.20.

The announcement follows the German auto giant’s admission last month that some of its diesel cars had been equipped with software to cheat emissions tests and the announcement that 11 million cars would be recalled worldwide.

Isik told broadcaster NTV that sales of Jetta and Caddy models, which are fitted with 1.6-litre EA 189 engines, would be stopped for an indefinite period.

“This is a voluntary halt,” he said and added “After the technical updates, sales will restart.”