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VW to begin recall of 11m cars in emissions scandal

VolkswagenVolkswagen expects to begin recalling cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, the new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, has said.

In an interview he promised that all 11 million affected cars will be fixed by the end of 2016.

Only a few employees have been involved in the scandal, he added.

His comments came as new figures suggested demand for diesel vehicles remains strong.

Sales of VW-branded cars in Britain were up just under 4% compared to September last year, with Volkswagen-owned Audi seeing sales rise 11% in the same period.

Registrations of all cars rose by 8.6% to 462,517 units last month compared with the same month last year, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “It is too early to draw conclusions [from the VW scandal], but customer demand for diesel remained strong, accounting for one in two cars registered.”

 

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