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VW UK boss apologises for emissions scandal

The head of VW cars in the UK has apologised "unreservedly" for "significantly" letting down its customers in the diesel emissions scandal.

It comes days after the American boss of VW made a 'sincere apology' over the scandal which has affected more than 11 million cars worldwide.

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VW to recall 8.5m diesel cars amid emissions scandal

VW to recall 8.5m diesel-engine cars in Europe Credit: Reuters

Volkswagen has said it will recall around 8.5 million diesel-engine cars in the EU after Germany requested servicing of the vehicles following the emissions scandal.

The manufacturer said it would need to be determined outside the 28-nation EU which classes of engine EA 189 were affected.

The latest engine generation EA 288 is not affected, it added.

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