May 18, 2018 / 10:35 AM / 8 months ago

Porsche to recall 60,000 SUVs for emissions problems: German regulator

A Porsche logo is pictured during the Volkswagen Group's annual general meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) sports-car brand Porsche has been asked by Germany’s KBA automotive regulator to recall around 60,000 diesel-engined Macan and Cayenne sport-utility vehicles, a KBA spokesman said.

German magazine Der Spiegel reported the recall earlier on Friday, saying the two models equipped with the latest Euro-6 diesel engine generation were fitted with more so-called defeat devices capable of reducing emissions in laboratory tests.

Porsche was immediately available for comment.

The Stuttgart-based sports-car manufacturer earlier this year already issued a recall for six-cylinder Macan models to update emissions-control software with the aim of averting a regulatory ban on sales.

Reporting by Jan Schwartz and Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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