Volkswagen's Diesel Gate scandal affected sales of many cars, including Audi and Porsche in many countries. Now, twelve cars made by Volkswagen and Audi, imported to Korea have been given the go ahead signal for being sold in the country.
As reported by The Korea Herald, South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research has cleared emission tests of twelve vehicles made by the German carmaker. Also, the agency will finish issuing certification for the rest of the models within a month's time.
The vehicles that have cleared the emission tests include the Volkswagen Tiguan (SUV), the Passat, and the Arteon (sedan). From Audi's lineup, the A4, A5, and A6 have been cleared. To resume sales, Volkswagen has to get separate clearances from the transport and commerce ministry too.
The Diesel Gate scandal affected many cars made by the German manufacturer, and South Korea did not hesitate to stop sales. Now, after getting the needed clearance, Volkswagen and Audi need to concentrate on regaining lost grounds and hopefully resume sales within this year.