• US says VW also violated emission rules in larger engines

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal widened Monday when US regulators said the German automaker also included illegal “defeat devices” on its larger 3.0-liter diesel engines during the past three years. Volkswagen had already admitted including the software, which cheats pollution tests, in its smaller 2.0-liter diesels equipped in some 11 million 2009-2015 model year cars worldwide. But the Environmental Protection Agency said it had discovered in its investigation that various six-cylinder 3.0 liter diesel VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audis from the 2014-2016 model years and distributed in the United States had also been rigged with the software. In a statement from its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company denied its 3.0-liter engines had defeat devices.

    AFP

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