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11:53 am, October 1st, 2015 - 37 comments
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•Nissan’s X-Trail 1.6 cDi, which produced over 14 times more NOx in the WLTC test.
A Nissan spokeswoman said: “We can state unequivocally that we are committed to upholding the law and meeting regulations in all markets.”
•Renault’s Espace Energy dCi 160 emitted over 11 times more NOx in the WLTC test, with Renault’s Grand Scenic and Kadjar also among Adac’s top 10 polluters.
A Renault Group spokesman said: “The group complies with all regulations and legislation for the markets in which it operates. Its vehicles are not equipped with defeat devices.”
•Adac found Jeep’s Renegade 2.0 emitted 10 times more NOx while other cars producing at least six times more NOx included Hyundai’s i20 1.1, Fiat’s 500x 1.6 and Citroen’s DS5 Hybrid4.
“Hyundai Motor abides by the testing regulations and methods of each region where it sells cars including Europe,” said a spokeswoman.
Citroen, Fiat and Jeep did not respond to requests for comment.
A simple bar graph of results and models is here.
The consequences? Well there’s another Guardian article outlining some of the history of the drive for diesel and the skulduggery and horse-trading indulged by industry and governments that’s worth the read. But essentially, the direct consequences outlined in that article, are that a lot of people have died and that a lot more people will die. Those are the consequences.