Volkswagen may be enjoying asales increase
in most parts of the globe, but they have yet to settle with South Korean authorities when it comes to the cheating emissions scandal.
Afterhaving suspended most of their sales
in the Asian country this summer, the automotive giant is now facing a record fine of 37.3 billion won ($31.84 million) for false advertising of their cars,Reuters
These were promoted as environmentally friendly,despite being equipped with
the deceptive devices. Punishments for these claims, which were described as "false, exaggerated or deceptive
", are up to two years in jail or fines up to 150 million won ($128,000), as a Fair Trade Commission (FTC) official states.
that he would askprosecutors to investigate
the Volkswagen headquarters, along with their South Korean unit and five former and current chiefs, including the Audi Head of Sales Overseas Terence Bryce Johnsson, and Audi's VP of Sales for the Americas, Andre Konsbruck.
Audi Volkswagen Korea (AVK), on the other hand, announced that they have yet to be informed on thedecision
, and commented: "AVK is committed to rebuilding trust with the authorities, and with customers and other stakeholders in Korea.