The South Korean Environment Ministry have fined Volkswagen, totalling almost £8.7 million and a recall order for 125,000 Volkswagen cars. This new setback for VW caused by the emissions cheating has also seen a suspension of new car sales.
The South Korean Environment Ministry are also carrying out their own investigation into the defeat device from VW and would also be investigating 15 other manufacturers.
South Korea is the second nation behind the United States to carry out its own probe into the scandal and take measures into their own hands. Previously the US ordered a recall on 500,000 cars from VW.