Volkswagen Faces South Korea Sales Ban – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

SEOUL—South Korea banned the sale of almost all Volkswagen AG cars and handed down heavy fines, one of the severest punishments the German auto maker has faced globally over its deepening emissions scandal.

Korea is a relatively small market for Volkswagen, but authorities have pursued the company aggressively since it admitted last year having falsified U.S. emissions tests on some diesel-powered cars.

They have accused…


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