preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel
motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars
already registered in Switzerland, the agency said.
Sports car maker Porsche AG is owned by Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE>,
which in 2015 admitted to systematic manipulation of engine
management software to cheat emissions tests.
Germany in late July announced a recall of affected Porsche
Cayenne models after finding potentially illegal emissions
controlling software in the vehicles.
Germany must eventually follow other European countries in
banning new diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said,
conceding for the first time that diesel's days are numbered in
the wake of the emissions scandals. Her comments followed
mounting pressure on Germany's auto makers who concealed from
regulators the true emissions level of diesel vehicles.
(Reporting by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi; Editing by Edward Taylor)
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