Report: 2.1M Audi Vehicles Affected by VW Emissions-Testing Announcement

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Sept. 29, 2015—Audi AG stated that 2.1 million of its diesel-powered cars have been affected by Volkswagen’s emissions-testing scandal, according to a report by Bloomberg.

“We’re working at full speed to find a technical solution,” said Juergen de Graeve, a spokesman for Audi, according to the report. “Once we have that solution, we’ll write to customers and we’ll upgrade the cars so that they’re within emissions regulations.”

Matthias Mueller was named VW’s new CEO on Friday, following the announcement that the carmaker had rigged diesel engines to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.

The news cost the company almost $30.8 billion in market value and prompted CEO Martin Winterkorn to step down.

Volkswagen said a total of 11 million vehicles are affected.

Audi models that need to be upgraded to meet emissions regulations include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6 sedans, the TT roadster and the Q3 and Q5 SUVs with 1.6-liter and 2-liter diesel engines, de Graeve said, according to Bloomberg.

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