German carmaker Volkswagen has announced a recall of massive 1.9 lakh cars sold in India due to issues related to the emissions scandal it is currently embroiled in.
The recall is a voluntary one from VW as the company is currently not facing any charges in India with regards to the 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal which was uncovered last September in the United States.
The recall of the 1.9 lakh cars marks the start of the larger 3.23 lakh car recall the company had announced last December and will start in July once Volkswagen gets permission from the regulatory bodies involved.
All affected cars use VW's EA 189 series of diesel engines which include 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre engines.
Volkswagen India Head of Marketing, Kamal Basu told PTI, "Starting from the second half of 2016, Volkswagen will recall 1.90 lakh cars. Since the recall was done in the US to fix the emission software, the company decided to do also the same in India to keep updated with the changes made outside."