Winterkorn stepped down after nine years at the helm of VW. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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German prosecutors launched an investigation Monday into former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn over the rigging of vehicle emissions tests, as the carmaker suspended three top engineers in an attempt to tackle the crisis.Volkswagen, which has admitted to cheating diesel emissions tests in the U.S., is under huge pressure to get to grips with the biggest business scandal in its 78-year history.The scandal has also rocked the wider car market, with manufacturers fearing a drop in diesel car sales and more costly regulations, and customers furious that Volkswagen has not given more details about what might happen to their cars.The company has said 11 million cars worldwide had defeat devices installed. Volkswagen and Audi declined to comment, while the suspended executives could not immediately be reached.Independent Polish car brokerage North Invest said Monday it would stop selling Volkswagen cars with 2.0 TDI engines until the company sorted out its problems.
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