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Switzerland bans registration of Volkswagen diesel cars

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Switzerland is temporarily banning the registration of new and used Volkswagen diesel cars involved in the emissions scandal dubbed “Dieselgate.” No time limit has been set, however, Europe1 reports. 

Starting Monday, all Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2009-2014 model years equipped with a 1.2L, 1.6L or 2.0L TDI engine will not qualify for registration until further notice. The ban involves new cars that have never been registered in Switzerland before, as well as used models coming from other countries. Currently registered VWs are still allowed on Swiss roads.

Volkswagen Canada announces a few incentives
Meanwhile, Volkswagen Canada is now offering a $2,000 incentive to TDI owners who want to trade in their vehicle for any other brand new VW model. Also, any buyer interested in a 2015 or 2016 Volkswagen can get financing at a low annual percentage rate along with cash back.

Since the scandal broke out, approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide have been identified with special software designed to defeat emissions rules during tests. Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned, while three other top Audi and Volkswagen chiefs have been fired.