TOKYO, October 28. /Corr. Kirill Agafonov/. Executive Director of the automotive company Volkswagen AG (VW) Herbert Diss apologized for the scandal surrounding the software on vehicles with diesel engines, which allows you to bypass strict environmental standards. With this statement he made at the motor show 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which opened Tuesday in the exhibition complex Tokyo Big Sight.
“On behalf of my entire company, I would like to apologize. We do everything possible to restore confidence in our brand,” he said. Diss also promised that the company will be working on this, based on the principles of “innovation, responsibility, and enduring values.”
Earlier it became known that the Japanese Corporation Toyota Motor Corp. regained the lead in the global automotive industry after its main rival VW have encountered difficulties amid the scandal. Answering the journalists ‘ questions that whether the German company to regain this status, Diss responded that the first step is to regain the trust of the clients. “Then we can start talking about the market share,” he brought him to local media.
After around Volkswagen broke this scandal, the company’s sales in Japan fell by almost a third, however, as noted, it could have been affected by other factors, such as insufficient wide range. However, the sales start of one of the new diesel models of the company in Japan was postponed. Despite this, Volkswagen among all foreign companies in the Japanese market is the largest share. Every year it sold about 60 thousand of its machines, and the total number of owners of VW brand cars in Japan has about 600 thousand people.
Despite the magnitude of the scandal over VW, in Japan averaged only 36 cars that has affected the hype. They all, according to transport authorities, were brought into the country privately. The next day after the publication of these data in almost all leading Newspapers in Japan advertising band of the German company in which his leadership has apologized.
Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery in the car group with diesel engines software that allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant launched in several countries in Europe and Asia. As noted in the statement by Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.
In the Japanese capital Motor Show is held every two years for nearly half a century. The first auto show was held in Tokyo in 1954. In 2013 it was visited by over 900 thousand people.