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Volkswagen banned in Korea almost completely

Staff Writer | August 2, 2016
South Korea banned sales of almost all Volkswagen cars and handed down heavy fines on the German auto maker.
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Dieselgate   The Korean ministry revoked the certification
South Korea is a relatively small market for Volkswagen, but authorities have pursued the company aggressively since it first said last year that it cheated on emissions.

The Ministry of Environment revoked the certification of 80 models sold by Volkswagen and its premium Audi brand in the country and banned the sale of 83,000 cars.

The ministry also fined Volkswagen 17.8 billion won ($16.1 million), saying it fabricated documents to obtain the certification.