London : Volkswagen boss Matthias MÃ¼ller has apologised to the United States for cheating diesel emissions tests, saying that the company’s credibility needed to be fixed as he announced a 900 million dollar plan to build a new SUV at Volkswagen’s Tennessee factory.
Muller’s remarks came on his first official visit to the US since the scandal broke in September, The Guardian reports.
He said at a media reception on the eve of the Detroit auto show that they know they had let down their customers, authorities and the regulators in America.
“I am truly sorry and I would like to apologize once again for what went wrong at Volkswagen,” he said.
The Wolfsburg-based group admitted it installed software in around 11 million diesel cars of its VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda brands worldwide that helped them evade emissions standards after US regulators discovered the problem. (ANI)