By on September 28, 2015


Audi said that 2.1 million of its cars worldwide have been fitted with illegal software to help it cheat emissions tests, Reuters reported.

The automaker announced that multiple models including the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 were affected by the “defeat device” uncovered by researchers, which is grinding Volkswagen to an unimaginable halt.

Roughly three-quarters of the affected Audis were sold in Western Europe, including 577,000 in Germany alone, according to the report.

Only a small proportion of the illegal Audis were sold in the U.S. Only about 13,000 cars were sold in the States.

Last week, Volkswagen announced that around 11 million cars were affected; 5 million of the cars were Volkswagen-branded, including its Golf, Passat and Tiguan.

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