Britain will selectively retest Jeep Grand Cherokee models following US accusations carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mislead regulators on diesel car emissions.
“We have instructed our Market Surveillance Unit to undertake testing on one of these vehicles at the earliest opportunity,” said a spokesman at the Department for Transport.
FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has angrily rejected the allegations, saying there was no wrongdoing and FCA never sought to create software to cheat emissions rules and the engine systems met required standards for tests.
In Europe, Germany wants to review emission test results and systems of Fiat Chrysler Automobile models after US authorities said they were looking into the brand.
Meanwhile, French judicial investigations may widen from Renault group models to other manufacturers who use electronic software to modify engines during emissions tests, the authorities have said yesterday.