The models were: the BMW X5 M, Nissan Qashqai, Infiniti Q50, Porsche’s Macan S Diesel, Hybrid and Turbo SE Cayman, the 918 Spyder, Cayman GTS, Panamera SE Hybrid and 911 GT3.
Korean Ministry of Environment to investigate all imported cars after the scandal erupted emissions Volkswagen fraud last year.
The agency accused the three firms to reuse the documents used for similar models that can quickly be licensed to sell new cars.
On 2/1, the Korean Ministry of Environment said that 9 out of 10 cars have been banned from sale in the country last month; Nissan Qashqai diesel samples also banned the sale from October 6.
In addition to the withdrawal of the license of the 10 models mentioned above, the Korean authorities also fined a total of 3 manufacturer 7.17 billion won (5.9 million dollars) for having sold 4523 vehicles with forged documents.
Last month, South Korea said it would prosecute the leaders of criminal 5 and former head of Volkswagen Korea; concurrently, fined the company a record amount of 37.3 billion won for false advertising vehicle emissions.
In the past in 2016, Korea was fined 17.8 billion won (15.98 million US dollars) and stop selling 32 models of brands VW, Audi and Bentley – jointly owned by Volkswagen, by falsification records of test results or noise emissions of vehicles.
The company will take several months to apply for a new permit, and this is considered as a good opportunity for domestic car manufacturers such as Kia and Hyundai Korea regain market share from foreign carmakers.
In the first 11 months of the year, consumption of imported cars in South Korea fell by 7%, leading to the possibility of full year sales fell for the first time since 2009.
European Automotive penetrate the Korean market after strong trade agreements with the EU in 2011 that the reduced import duty vehicles. Foreign car sales in Korea has doubled in 5 years nThis, now accounts for about 14% of the market.