“What’s that? You want to use real-world testing on our vehicles? Well then, we’re going to need you to be a little bit more lenient on emissions standards.
“Okay, maybe a lot more lenient.
“What, are you the only ones that didn’t notice we were gaming your unrealistic system?”
If this turns up significant shortfallings across the entire industry, it’ll be interesting to see how it effects VAG. What can our governments do to one company if it comes to light that an entire industry has been doing the exact same thing? At that point, I think it becomes obvious that the issue is with the regulations, not the products they regulate.