German carmaker Audi has suspended sales of cars with the 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engine temporarily due to VW's diesel gate affair.
Audi Australia has confirmed that that sales of the A4, A5 and the Q5 with the 2.0-litre EA 189 diesel engine will be temporarily suspended until emission issues are addressed in these vehicles.
The carmaker, in a statement, said:
"The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre TDI engine certified according to the new EU6 emission standard are not affected. The same applies to V6 and V8 TDI engines, irrespective of whether they are certified according to EU5 or EU6. No petrol engines are affected."
The company will contact owners whose vehicles are affected and fitted with the emission cheat software with further information.
The announcement was made after a meeting with relevant government authorities. Until then, sales of vehicles with the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EA189 diesel motors will be suspended.
The carmaker has also made facilities for customers in Germany to check online if their cars are affected. This facility will soon be available to customers worldwide.
A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen had admitted to US authorities that their diesel cars were fitted with a software, that would help the car pass emission test by cheating.
Globally, 11 million cars are affected and spread across all VW brands that include Audi, Skoda and its Spanish car brand SEAT.
India too has asked Volkswagen to submit details about its emission tests.