Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.
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Fallout from Volkswagen's revelation that it engaged in cheating on emissions testing continued Monday, with the company's stock falling more than 15 percent and a Congressional subcommittee announcing an investigation into the German auto giant's conduct.
Volkswagen admits that 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide could have software capable of avoiding emissions compliance. The EPA is now checking the 3.0-liter V6 in Porsche and Audi models to make sure it's not affected as well.
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has issued a statement regarding EPA and CARB allegations that cars with its 2.0-liter TDI engine don't meet US emissions requirements. The automaker promises an external investigation.
The EPA is mulling an investigation into whether raising the octane rating on standard gasoline might be the right move for the environment. A figure as high as 95 octane could be possible to make modern, downsized engines more efficient.