German carmaker Volkswagen has started assessing the extent of damage caused in India due to its diesel engine scandal.
The company has not mentioned about any recall yet, which will be based on investigation findings.
Volkswagen is in touch with the Indian testing agency, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The government of India has asked the agency to investigate if Volkswagen has manipulated emission test in India as it did abroad.
The carmaker will reveal how many Audis, Volkswagens and Skodas in India are affected after the investigation is over.
ARAI has asked Volkswagen to submit details about cars sold in India with the EA 189 diesel engines, that have the cheat software. This software enabled the cars to emit lower emissions while being tested, and when on the road, the software would shut down, which makes the cars pollute more.
Globally, Volkswagen has admitted that 11 million cars, including brands owned by them like Skoda, Audi and SEAT have been affected. VW and AUDI have also started a website that can tell customers if their cars are part of this emission scandal.
Australia has temporarily suspended sales of Audis with the 2.0-litre TDI engines that have the cheat software installed. Sales has been suspended until emission issues will be addressed.
While investigations are still going on in Germany, VW engineers have accepted installing the cheat device in the diesel cars to pass emission tests, because the engines could not have met modern day norms without the cheat software.