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Porsche seeks diesel approval fix in U.S. January 2016

Porsche is confident it will win approval from U.S. authorities by the end of January for plans to bring its larger diesel models capable of cheating U.S. emissions tests in line with the law, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Proposals submitted to U.S. environmental authorities in December aim to make 13,000 Cayenne sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) with V6 diesel engines compliant with U.S. rules by replacing catalytic converters and running software updates for 2013 and 2014 model years and with software updates for 2015 and 2016 model years, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said.

“We had a very positive and constructive discussion” when presenting the plans, Blume said in an interview at the Detroit auto show. “The technical aspects have all been submitted, we will wait whether there will still be proposals for corrections by the Americans,” he said.

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