Volkswagen Group was involved in one of the biggest global scandals. They were involved in equipping their vehicles with emission cheating devices. Automobiles sold in the Indian market are also affected by a similar issue.
Nine months after the Dieselgate scandal being announced, VW India has recalled the previous-gen Skoda Superb. Recently, Skoda India launched an all-new Superb, with the previous-gen being discontinued in 2015.
Skoda also utilised VW's 2.0-litre EA 189 diesel engine which is the main culprit in the scandal. All affected vehicles will require just a software update. Volkswagen Group promises that no change will be noticed in terms of performance post the update.
The recall has commenced in India for the Skoda Superb previous-gen model. Customers will be contacted by dealerships and Skoda India personally if their vehicle needs the software update. The update will be performed at a service centre and should not involve long hours.
The main reason for the delay in recall is cited as approvals from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). Several other engines from VW Group sold in India are also awaiting approval of recall. The 1.6-litre and 1.5-litre diesel engine from VW will soon be recalled in India as well.