PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into suspected diesel emissions test-cheating by PSA Group (PEUP.PA), the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, a judicial source said on Monday.
The company is being investigated for alleged consumer fraud offences, the source said. In February, Paris-based PSA became the fourth carmaker to be referred to prosecutors by France’s DGCCRF consumer fraud watchdog over suspected diesel test manipulation in the wake of the Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) “dieselgate” scandal.
PSA has denied any wrongdoing and repeated on Monday that it complies with all laws in the countries where it operates.
Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Richard Balmforth