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VW appeals Dutch court decision on Dieselgate compensation



(Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen Group AG said on Wednesday it would appeal a Dutch court decision to compensate owners of cars equipped with software designed to rig emission tests for diesel engines.

The Amsterdam District Court said 3,000 euros ($ 3538) in compensation was guaranteed for each buyer of a new Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda who had the software installed, while the owner of a used car should receive 1,500 euros.

Volkswagen said they did not agree with the ruling, the latest in a series of payments and fines for the carmaker since it admitted in 2015 that it had used fraudulent software to make diesel engines look cleaner than they were.

“We believe that car owners in the Netherlands have not suffered any financial loss. due to the issue, "Volkswagen said in a statement.

" All vehicles are safe and secure, and no loss in their market value resulted in the Dutch market due to the issue, as confirmed by external value

The compensation covers approx. 1

50,000 cars sold by dealers in class actions, the court said.

Since the scandal broke, it has cost Volkswagen more than € 32 billion in fines, conversions and legal

Earlier this month, the company also filed an appeal against an Italian court decision to reimburse consumers involved in a class action lawsuit over its rigging of emissions tests .

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