By HENDRIK VARNHOLT, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 2015 – FRANKFURT—Around 2.1 million Audi cars have the software that is at the center of the Volkswagen AG emissions scandal, an Audi AG spokesman said on Monday.
Volkswagen, which owns most of Audi, revealed last week that software for manipulating emissions test results was installed in around 11 million diesel-powered cars. The Audi models are part of that total figure, and the cars are likely to be recalled for repairs, spokesman Jürgen De Graeve said.
The vast majority of the affected Audi vehicles, or just over 2 million cars, were sold in Europe, while around 13,000 were sold in the U.S. and Canada, Mr. De Graeve said. None of the affected vehicles were sold in China or Japan, he added. Audi said the affected models include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3, and Q5.