Volkswagen chief executive apologises for emissions scandal at motor show

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Scandal-hit Volkswagen’s new chief executive has apologised at the Tokyo motor show and promised to win back customer trust.

Herbert Diess, a recent hire from BMW, said today that the priority is to fix the problem, uncover what happened and make sure the scandal never reoccurs.

The German carmaker is in the middle of a crisis after US authorities say it evaded emissions checks. It is facing recalls and possible fines.

The head of VW’s Japan division Sven Stein bowed for several seconds in a Japanese style of apology.

Mr Diess says he is apologising but made no bow. He says the launch of diesel vehicles in Japan, planned for the first quarter of next year, will be delayed until the second half.

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by The News Editor

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