WASHINGTON, November 4. The German company Porsche, part of Volkswagen, has suspended sales of the Porsche Cayenne cars in the U.S. and Canada because of the scandal with the software, allowing to falsify the data of the American environmental tests. This is stated in a statement released Tuesday on its official website.
“Taking note of the surprising accusations of the Agency for environmental protection of the USA, “Porsche North America” has decided until further notice to stop selling cars Porsche Cayenne, released in 2014-2016 We make every effort to resolve the issue as soon as possible”, – noted in the company.
Previously, the Agency for environmental protection (EPA), the U.S. reported that Volkswagen had installed software that allowed them to falsify environmental tests on vehicles of the group brands Audi and Porsche. “Volkswagen has developed and installed the device (to bypass the stringent environmental norms) on some engines equipped with three-liter light-duty diesel vehicles, Audi and Porsche model series 2014-2016 years”, – said in a statement.
According to the EPA, these devices “increased emissions of nitrogen oxides to a level at nine times the norm” adopted by the Agency. Thus, U.S. authorities are expanding their investigation into the “diesel scandal” and now includes cars like the Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, Porsche Cayenne 2015-2016 model years and Volkswagen Touareg 2014 release. Still the investigation was conducted on machines equipped with a diesel engine capacity of two liters – car average price category Volkswagen.
The German carmaker was in the center of a scandal after the discovery on vehicles with diesel engines are software that allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. We are talking about the device that includes the full capacity of the exhaust system only during appropriate inspection machine. During normal car operation, the system is partially disabled. Thus, during the test is not fixed, for example, the level of nitrogen dioxide emissions, which can cause asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases.