Volkswagen’s Porsche unit in a statement on Friday said it would temporarily narrow the range of models it sells in Europe.
The company says the introduction of new standards for the measurement of exhaust gases requires the transition of the entire model line to a different type of filters and a new standardization.
German manufacturer of posh cars denied reports of some media that Porsche completely stopped selling new cars in Europe.
In particular, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily reported that the concern’s problems are associated with the transition to a new procedure for laboratory testing of environmental parameters of cars (WLTP).
The Porsche statement, referred to by the dpa agency, indicates that the introduction of new emission standards requires the transition of the entire model line to a different type of filters and a new standardization. The new standard will kick in by September 1. Nevertheless, all interested potential buyers can order new cars in Porsche dealerships.
The German concern, like a number of other European automakers, was involved in a scandal about the manipulation of indicators of the content of harmful substances in the exhaust gases.
In April, German police raided at 10 Porsche facilities. Federal prosecutor’s office said probes on suspicion of fraud have been open against three people: one of the board members of the concern, a senior manager, and a former employee of the company.
The Federal Office for Transport on May 18 required the recall of about 60,000 Porsche cars around the world. The reason is the same: the inefficiency of the exhaust gas purification system.