The problems for Volkswagen Group are greater every day. If daily news are full of reports about the fraud in its diesel engines, until now the damage was limited to the own brand and some sub-brands with VW engines (SEAT, Audi, Skoda). That, basically, concerned to four-cylinder engines.
Now, the Environment Protection Agency accused the german brand of a similar fraud in six-cylinder engines in VW, Audi and (attention!) Porsche. The models concerned by this fraud accusation are the 2014 and 2015 models of Volskwagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8 and Q5.
By now, the german automaker rejects the EPA latest accusation.
If this new fraud were true, it could be a hard pill for the VW’s new boss, Matthias Mueller, who was CEO at Porsche before moving to VW to sort out the crisis.
Although this new scandal (technically a “notice of violation of the Clean Air Act”) could affect only to 11.000 cars in the american roads, it could be taken by the EPA as a demonstration of a widely fraud scheme from the Wolfsburg-based car giant.