The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine developed by the Volkswagen Group and used across a range of its brands and models, has been installed with the same emissions cheating software as the 2.0-litre TDI.
The engine in question can be found on select 2014 Volkswagen Touareg models, 2015 Porsche Cayenne variants as well as 2016 Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L and Q5 models. It is reported that around 10,000 of these cars currently reside in the United States with the engine in question.
The EPA reports that the software found on these models is identical to the software from the much talked-about 2.0-litre which is able to activate emissions control devices when the car is in the midst of emissions testing.
It remains to be seen how many of the aforementioned models have been delivered worldwide but it will definitely result in an increase of the 11 million vehicles the VW Group is already set to recall.