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VW says 250,000 cars could be delayed by new testing rules

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said production of up to 250,000 cars from its group brands in the second half will be delayed because of effects from new mandatory lab tests for emissions and fuel economy.Implementation of the so-called Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on Sept. 1 for new cars will temporarily restrict the availability of some models and could affect working capital by driving up first-half inventories, Volkswagen (VW) said on Friday, without being more specific.Carmakers are facing bottlenecks as they rush to get models through the more complex ...

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 21:53 IST