A poll by Apester has found that 69% of motorists say they’re ‘less likely to purchase a Volkswagen’ after the #dieselgate scandal, in which 9.5 million cars worldwide are believed to be affected.
More than half (54%) of those polled said this is because they don’t trust Volkswagen engineers, while 27% said they don’t want to drive a car that pollutes too much. A further 19% said they care too much about their reputation to drive a Volkswagen – saying they don’t want to be seen driving one.
The scandal affects diesel models across Volkswagen Group, with premium brand Audi saying it’s not overly concerned about losing sales.
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