The plight of Volkswagen from its use of emissions-cheating diesel engine software is partly caused by an attempt to overcome the impossible.
Why would a manufacturer bother adding to the alphabet soup of its latest model’s name by including the power output in among the vowels and consonants? Seems a little bit showy, especially when it’s the buttoned-down, perennial Passat we’re talking about. Power output on the nameplate seems a little, well… ahem, uncalled for.
The Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal could be more damaging to diesel engines than the company itself.
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