Swiss authorities have banned some Porsche and Mercedes-Benz models with diesel engines which were found to be giving false emissions readings.
The order affects 1.6 diesel MB Vitos, 3.0 diesel Macans and 4.2 diesel Cayennes from today, and those already sold must have retrofitted clean up systems even if they meet the new Euro6 tests.
VW owners in Germany who do not get their diesel vehicles emissions checked and corrected will have them banned.
Several cars have already been de-registered by the Hamburg and Munich transport authorities,reports Automotive News Europe.
Ford China sales have collapsed.
The lack of new models available to buy is said to be the reason for a 32% drop in July in the world’s biggest market.
Four in 10 (43%) motorists say they find driving on the Continent less stressful than driving in the UK compared with just 10% who say they find it is less harrowing in the UK.
Research by RAC Europe reveals just how positive UK drivers generally feel about driving on the Continent, praising foreign roads for their lower congestion, with 63% saying major roads in mainland Europe suffered from fewer queues, and 56% thinking minor roads were less congested than those in the UK and far better maintained.