PSA Group offices in Paris have been raided as part of ongoing investigations on pollutants in the automobile sector, according to the French car maker.
The company, which owns the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands, confirmed it had been subject to “a visit and a seizure by France’s General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control”.
PSA continues to confirm it has complied with all emission requirements of vehicles in all countries where it operates. The group added: “PSA Group is fully cooperating with the authorities.”
In November 2015, PSA Group announced it would publish real-world fuel consumption results in a bid to close the credibility gap between owners’ experiences and over-optimistic official figures.
This week, Mitsubishi offices in Japan have also been raided, following its admission that it had rigged fuel economy tests. Meanwhile, Volkswagen has been found to be only manufacturer to cheat emissions tests in the UK, according to findings from the government.